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Omaha Hobo Hangout: 1938

Omaha Hobo Hangout: 1938

Lower Douglas Street, Omaha, was one of the hobo centers of the West. Movie theater with lots of posters and bar/cigar/pool hall with Storz Beer sign. Photo taken in 1938 by FSA photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Prepare to Meet Thy God: 1938

Prepare to Meet Thy God: 1938

Sign reading "Prepare to Meet Thy God" at Hope Mission, 204 1/2 So. 12th Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Photo taken in November 1938 by photographer John Vachon. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Custom House and Harbor, Key West: 1900

Custom House and Harbor, Key West: 1900

Custom House and harbor, Key West, Florida, 1900. Detroit Photographic Company. LOC original medium: photochrom color photomechanical print.

Exterior of Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: 1909

Exterior of Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: 1909

Exterior of Forbes Field baseball stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1909. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Tearing Down 23 Wall Street: 1913

Tearing Down 23 Wall Street: 1913

Demolition of the J.P. Morgan Bank at 23 Wall Street, New York City, in April and May of 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project and New York Times, May 1, 1913). Photo shows horse and wagon set to haul away material. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Lawrence, Kansas Theater and Bus Depot: 1938

Lawrence, Kansas Theater and Bus Depot: 1938

Southern California architecture in Lawrence, Kansas. Movie theater, bus depot and vehicle with Baker University lettering. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer John Vachon. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

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