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A Clean Sweep: 1914

A Clean Sweep: 1914

1914. "U.S. Capitol. Cleaning interior." Harris & Ewing glass neg. View full size.

 

The White House: 1914

The White House: 1914

1914. "White House tent in Rose Garden." A view of the executive mansion from over the West Wing looking east past the Treasury and along Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

In Good Hands: 1912

In Good Hands: 1912

"Boy Scout Training demonstration, 1912." Yes, they're back. I found a few more of these oddly poignant portraits of Scouting first aid to the injured. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Dear Leader: 2008 (?)

The Dear Leader: 2008 (?)

We don't do many current-event photos but I thought this one deserved wider exposure. Yesterday, after weeks of rumors that North Korea's "Dear Leader" had been incapacitated by a stroke, the country's official news agency released what it claims are photos of Kim Jong Il at a recent soccer match. (Their "recentness" supposedly attested to by the fallish foliage in the background; this comes two weeks after an earlier batch of photos showing the pudgy dictator amid lush greenery that was obviously out of season.) Of the relatively few news accounts that actually showed any of the photos (I found them here on Breitbart), most used this one, of Kim seated indoors. The one I thought most interesting was the photo above, of the D.L. greeting an assortment of functionaries whose hovering selves levitate shadowlessly over a stone platform. Eerie, huh? View full size.

Women Voters: 1917

Women Voters: 1917

New York circa 1917. "Calm about it. At Fifty-sixth and Lexington Avenue, the women voters showed no ignorance or trepidation, but cast their ballots in a businesslike way that bespoke study of suffrage." National Photo. View full size.

 

The House Ceiling: 1925

The House Ceiling: 1925

In political reportage there's a lot written about the House floor, but what about the ceiling? From 1925, a topside view of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Traffic-Stopper: 1923

Traffic-Stopper: 1923

"Galen Gough, October 5, 1923." The Miracle Strong Man under two tons of fun outside the State, War and Navy building in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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