Category Archives: U.S. 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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19th Century Roadtrip

A crowded stagecoach, c. October 19, 1887. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-56144]

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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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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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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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Ellis Island, c.1907-1921

Newly arrived immigrants to Ellis Island, NY “awaiting examination”, c. 1907-1921. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no.LC-B201-5202-13]

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