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Pre-Flight Check: 1942

Pre-Flight Check: 1942

Aviation cadet wearing a parachute, standing at the propellor of a vintage biplane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Old WW2 era aviation photo taken in 1942 by photographer Howard R. Hollem. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

New Deal Lunch Break: 1936

New Deal Lunch Break: 1936

Lunchtime for black construction workers at Greenbelt, Maryland, a planned community built by the federal government in the Great Depression / New Deal era. 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.

Chickens at Chaconas: 1910

Chickens at Chaconas: 1910

Chickens hanging in open air market at P.K. Chaconas & Co., Washington, D.C., between 1910 and 1921. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Homes on Mirror Lake: 1902

Homes on Mirror Lake: 1902

Nice color photomechanical photo of homes on Mirror Lake in the Adirondack Mountains, 1902. The lake is located in the village of Lake Placid in upstate New York. Detroit Photographic Company.

Overturned D.C. Streetcar: 1919

Overturned D.C. Streetcar: 1919

Washington, D.C. streetcar on its side, 1919. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Hand Cranked Grinding Wheel: 1936

Hand Cranked Grinding Wheel: 1936

Men using a hand cranked grinding wheel to sharpen the blade of an old mowing machine. Photo taken on a farm near Hyde Park, Vermont in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

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