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Scouting Outing: 1917

Scouting Outing: 1917

"Boy Scouts as Bond Workers." June 4, 1917, across the street from Voss & Stern in New York. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, Geo. Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Traffic Squad Parade: 1908

Traffic Squad Parade: 1908

Traffic Squad Parade, November 5, 1908. Mayor George McClellan alighting from auto on the plaza at Union Square. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. "Max" McClellan, New York mayor from 1904 to 1909, was the son of Civil War general George B. McClellan.

 

ZR-1: 1923

ZR-1: 1923

The Navy airship ZR-1 (USS Shenandoah) under construction in 1922-23 at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey. The 680-foot, 36-ton zeppelin, the first rigid airship to use helium rather than hydrogen, broke up in a storm over Ohio in 1925 with a loss of 14 lives. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Silk Giant: 1923

Silk Giant: 1923

August 25, 1923. The Navy airship ZR-1 in its hangar at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

The Long Tail: 1923

The Long Tail: 1923

The airship ZR-1 leaving its hangar at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey in 1923. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Center Market: 1890

Center Market: 1890

Wagons at the Center Market, Washington, D.C., circa 1890. View full size.

 

American Pineapple: 1942

American Pineapple: 1942

November 1942. "An American pineapple, of the kind the Axis finds hard to digest, is ready to leave the hand of an infantryman in training at Fort Belvoir, Va." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

On the Tipple: 1910

On the Tipple: 1910

On the tipple at the Bessie Mine, Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Co. These young boys work around and on these coal cars, loaded and empty, while they are running at full speed. It is dangerous. One of these boys said, "Ain't hardly a day goes by that someone don't get pinched or hurt." "I got my leg jammed a while ago and was laid up a week." Location: Bessie Mine, Alabama. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine, 1910. View full size

 

Ballooning Contest: 1908

Ballooning Contest: 1908

The International Ballooning Contest at Aero Park, Chicago, July 4th, 1908. View full size.

 

Ahoy, Mate: 1902

Ahoy, Mate: 1902

Another view of Fitz Guerin's sailing sisters from 1902. View full size.

An Old-Fashioned Fourth

An Old-Fashioned Fourth

July 4, 1922. Takoma Park neighborhood of Maryland and the District of Columbia. View full size. National Photo Company. Happy Fourth of July from Shorpy! Is there a Takoma Parker out there who knows where this house is?

 

Fort Belvoir: 1943

Fort Belvoir: 1943

Engineers' color guard at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. March 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency, photographer unknown.

 

Parade Day: 1942

Parade Day: 1942

August 1942. Children stage a "patriotic demonstration" at the Beecher Street School in Southington, Conn. View full size. Kodachrome by Fenno Jacobs.

 

Ella Watson: 1942

Ella Watson: 1942

August 1942. "Ella Watson, a charwoman employed by the government in Washington, D.C." Photograph by Gordon Parks, who took dozens of pictures of Mrs. Watson in one of his first assignments for the FSA. View full size.

 

Miss Liberty: 1942

Miss Liberty: 1942

May 1942. Emily Schwak, Queen of the May at the Beecher Street School in Southington, Connecticut, where the children put on a patriotic display. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Fenno Jacobs.

 
 
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