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"KKK parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, August 8, 1925." From the Washington Post's report: "Phantom-like hosts of the Ku Klux Klan spread their white robe over the nation's most historic thoroughfare yesterday in one of the greatest demonstrations this city has ever known. . . . Police estimated that there were 30,000-35,000 in the weird procession -- men, women and children of the Klan." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.
April 3, 1917. Oklahoma City. "Workshop of Sanitary Ice Cream Cone Co., 116 S. Dewey Street. Boys packing cones are John Myers, 14 years old, and a boy 12 years old who is working steady now. Boss said: 'He said he wasn't going to school so I took him.' " Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.