American Views

Pops Route 66 Restaurant: 2004

Pops Route 66 Restaurant: 2004

Giant soda pop bottle at Pops Route 66 Restaurant, Arcadia, Oklahoma. Photo taken in 2004 by photographer Carol M. Highsmith. LOC original medium: digital TIFF file. Carol M. Highsmith's America Project.

Reading to His Peeps: 1936

Reading to His Peeps: 1936

Depression era photo of farmers hanging out in front of a store in Prairie City, Missouri. Note the boxes of Kellogg's Wheat Krispies in the window. Photo taken in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

May the Best Cattle Win: 1936

May the Best Cattle Win: 1936

Cattle being judged at the stock show, Eastern States Fair, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1936. Photo taken by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium 35 mm nitrate negative.

Bowler Hats at the Bear Pits: 1900

Bowler Hats at the Bear Pits: 1900

Men, women, and children out to visit the bears at a zoo in Memphis, Tennessee, between 1900 and 1920. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 inch glass negative.

Great Falls Ice Company: 1899

Great Falls Ice Company: 1899

Kennebec Ice / Great Falls Ice Company horse-drawn wagon at Birney Public School, Washington, D.C.. African American school children lined up with teacher behind the wagon. James G. Birney Elementary School was D.C.'s first public school for blacks, located in Hillsdale. The location corresponds to the current address of 2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE.

We Sell Knee Pads: 1937

We Sell Knee Pads: 1937

Shop window with big white horse and sign "We mfg. and sell cement furnishers knee pads", Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer John Vachon. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

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