Vacation, 1870s style

81178000People ‘swimming’ at Murray Bay (La Malbaie), Quebec. Photo taken by Livernois, c.1870.

Source: [McCord Museum MP-1981.178]

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Theodore Roosevelt and Grandson

26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt with his grandson, Kermit Roosevelt, Jr., c.1916.

Fun fact: Kermit, Jr. eventually ended up working for the CIA and led Operation Ajax in the 1953 Iranian coup that put Reza Shāh Pahlavi on the throne.

Source: [Library of Congress reproduction no. LC-DIG-ppmsca-35753]

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Queen Victoria at Work

NPG P51; Hafiz Abdul Karim; Queen Victoria by Hills & Saunders

Queen Victoria going through her red dispatch boxes, while her secretary Hafiz Abdul Karim stands by.

Taken in 1893 in the gardens at Frogmore House near Windsor Castle, by photography studio Hills & Saunders.

Source: [National Portrait Gallery, London NPG P51]

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19th Century Roadtrip

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A crowded stagecoach, c. October 19, 1887.

Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-56144]

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1930s Summertime

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The Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, California.  Taken by photographer J.P. Graham, c.1930-1940.

Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-35620]

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Happy News Cafe

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Lightfoot Solomon Michaux (1885-1969), an evangelist preacher and tv show host, with patrons of his Happy News Cafe, 1727 7th St, Washington, DC.  Taken by photography studio Harris & Ewing, c.1937.

Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-DIG-hec-23587]

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This 19th-century parent’s ninja skills are fantastic

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A photo of “Baby Kerr” taken in 1861 by William Notman studios in Montreal.

Source: [McCord Museum I-1860.1]

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