Category Archives: 20th Century

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 … Continue reading

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1930s Summertime

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

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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July 4th Celebration, 1938

Taken by photographer Ben Shahn in Ashville, Ohio. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USF3301-006444-M2]

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Historical Summer Fun

Easton’s Beach, Newport, Rhode Island, c.1910-1920. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no: LC-USZ62-37436]

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1st Birthday Party

Titled: “Aug. 16, 1938, Socony employees’ children”. This photo was taken by the Matson Photo Service.  Socony was the original name of Mobil, now merged into ExxonMobil. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no: LC-DIG-matpc-14130]

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Looks Like Fun, pt. 2: A Historical Garden Meal

In this undated photo, French artist Francis Picabia shares a table and some wine with 4 others. Even though they are all sharing a table together, they kind of all look distracted.  I guess ‘staring at your phone’ is an … Continue reading

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