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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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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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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

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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