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A Marvelous Time Was Had by All

A Marvelous Time Was Had by All

On the Scenic Railway at the Newsboys’ Picnic in Cincinnati, August 1908. A marvelous time was had by all. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Newport Laundress: 1902

Newport Laundress: 1902

Young woman working amid clotheslines heavy with sheets and stockings. Newport, Rhode Island. 1902. View full size. Photograph by Gertrude Kasebier.

 

Grand Central Station: 1908

Grand Central Station: 1908

Crowd outside Grand Central Station, returning from summer vacations. Sept. 8, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Penn Station: 1910

Penn Station: 1910

Pennsylvania Station in New York as seen from Gimbel's department store circa 1910. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size | See the interior.

 

428 San Francisco Portland 275

428 San Francisco Portland 275

U.S. 99 in Josephine County, Oregon. August 1939. Sign in service station window advertising for hop pickers three weeks before opening season. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange. What city is this? [Answer: Grants Pass]

 

Beano Admission Free: 1935

Beano Admission Free: 1935

Provincetown, Massachusetts. Summer 1935. 35mm photo by Edwin Rosskam. View full size. Beano, an old county-fair game with dried beans used as markers, is said to have been the forerunner of bingo.

 

Industrial Winter: 1942

Industrial Winter: 1942

Chicago & North Western railyard, Chicago. December 1942. View full size. Kodachrome by Jack Delano. Camera: 4x5 Graflex Speed Graphic.

 
 
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