People ‘swimming’ at Murray Bay (La Malbaie), Quebec. Photo taken by Livernois, c.1870.
Source: [McCord Museum MP-1981.178]
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 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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Tagged Britain, desk, England, Frogmore House, Hafiz Abdul Karim, Hills & Saunders, historical photo, History, National Portrait Gallery, Photography, Queen Victoria, United Kingdom, Victorian England, Windsor Castle, work
A crowded stagecoach, c. October 19, 1887.
Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-56144]
Posted in Everyday Life, Family Life, Historical Photos, U.S. History
Tagged 19th Century, 19th century fashion, fashion, History, history of transportation, Photography, public transportation, Stagecoach, vacation
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]
Posted in 20th Century, Everyday Life, Family Life, Historical Photos, Historical Summer Fun, U.S. History
Tagged 1930s, California, diving, diving board, golf, historical fashion, historical swimsuit, History, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach, Photography, sports, summer, swimming
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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A photo of “Baby Kerr” taken in 1861 by William Notman studios in Montreal.
Source: [McCord Museum I-1860.1]
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