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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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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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Outdoor Concert Fashion, For the Historically Inclined

It’s not quite Coachella, but everyone looks pretty dapper. Unfortunately, this photo is undated. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no: LC-DIG-ggbain-22420]

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Shoe Tester, 1935

The database caption: “Shoe tester. E.L. Wallace, acting Chief of the Leather Section of the Bureau of Standards, shown with the endurance shoe tester. The tester holds eight shoes to test walking, steps, and sole construction.”  Taken October 10, 1935 … Continue reading

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I Heart Historical Naps

It’s kind of hard to work today when even history is telling me naps are awesome. Taken in September, 1942 by photographer John Ferrell.  The caption from the  Library of Congress photo database reads: “Washington, D.C.: Government employee taking a nap … Continue reading

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Can You Tell I’m Excited About The World Cup Tomorrow?

More historical soccer photos!  Last one, I swear.  (I’m probably lying.) This one is from October, 1943 taken by photographer Esther Bubley.  The caption reads: “Washington, D.C.: Playing soccer in a physical education class at Woodrow Wilson High School”. Source: … Continue reading

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