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No Place Like Nome: 1905

No Place Like Nome: 1905

Miners and Merchants Bank of Alaska. September 23, 1905. Photo by Frank H. Nowell. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Pawn Shop: 1920s

Pawn Shop: 1920s

Pawn shop and part of a barber shop, Cooper Square. No date or location on photo caption, but probably 1920s in New York City. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

First Skyscraper, New Orleans: 1936

First Skyscraper, New Orleans: 1936

Historic American Buildings Survey description: "First Skyscraper, 638 Royal Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Other title: Sieur George House, Lemonnier House. General view looking toward the river on St. Peter Street." Nice street level view with advertising signs and cars. Photo taken in 1936 by photographer Richard Koch for HABS.

Awaiting the Finish: 1913

Awaiting the Finish: 1913

Awaiting the finish, Sixth All Alaska Sweepstakes, Nome, Alaska, 1913. Photographer unknown. Frank and Frances Carpenter collection. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Route 66 Rust: 2004

Route 66 Rust: 2004

Old car, advertising and road signs, and gas pump at the Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona. Hackberry was founded when prospectors found a rich vein of ore here in the 1870's. A large Hackberry tree grew by the spring and gave the town its name.

War Comes to Atlanta: 1864

War Comes to Atlanta: 1864

Atlanta, Georgia newspaper the Daily Intelligencer office by the railroad depot. Nice Civil War photo with a locomotive, a spirits distributor and a sign that says 'Lager Deer'. Photograph by George N. Barnard, 1864.

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