Category Archives: Modern History

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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Queen Victoria at Work

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

A photo of “Baby Kerr” taken in 1861 by William Notman studios in Montreal. Source: [McCord Museum I-1860.1]

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Girl with doll, 1885

A photo taken by Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins in 1885, of his niece Betty Reynolds. Interesting link: here’s his painted portrait of her years later Source: [Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession no. 1983.1103]

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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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Jersey Vacation, c.1920-1930

Beach!! The caption from the original photo says its from either Wildwood or Villas, New Jersey, c.1920-1930. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction No.: LC-USZ62-37435]

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