Girl with doll, 1885

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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

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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

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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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Historical Summer Fun, pt. 2

Historical Summer Fun, pt. 2

Taken by photographer William Herman Rau, c. 1895.

The writing on the bottom reads “Beach and bathers south from the pier, Atlantic City, N.J.”

Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no.LC-USZ62-37224]

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Historical Summer Fun

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Easton’s Beach, Newport, Rhode Island, c.1910-1920.

Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no: LC-USZ62-37436]

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Weekend Reading, June 21

Weekend Reading

Here are my top 3 history articles this week:

1) Voice and Hammer: Harry Belafonte’s Unfinished Fight by Jeff Sharlett via Virginia Quarterly Review.  I am a huge fan of reading, music, and history: so this longform article is perfect.

2) Ending 50 Years of Silence About Mississippi’s Freedom Summer by Ellen Ann Fentress via The Atlantic.  An interesting look at coping with a painful historical past.

3) Jane Austen’s Collection of Critical Feedback From Her (Sometimes Harsh) Friends and Family by Rebecca Onion via The Vault.  I always think the difference between a good person and a great person is their ability to solicit and listen to feedback.  My opinion of Jane Austen just got that much higher.

Bonus) Alright, it’s not quite reading, but Videos from the Pathé World Cup Archives is still interesting! Via the British Pathé Blog.

Source for photo: [Library of Congress Reproduction no: LC-DIG-ds-04108]

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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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