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Six Day Motorcycle Race: early 1900s

Six Day Motorcycle Race: early 1900s

Six day bike race, Madison Square Garden, New York City. No date with the photo. If you click on View Detailed Image you will see ads for Indian Motorcycles as well as some old motorcycles. LOC has this in the cycling category but this looks to be indoor motorcycle racing. There is also a banner advertising Adam's Pepsin Tutti Frutti Chewing Gum. Bain News Service, publisher.

Our Gang in D.C., 1911

Our Gang in D.C., 1911

African American children, one with a patch over one eye, Washington, D.C., 1911. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Splayed Feet: 1922

Splayed Feet: 1922

Auto accident; old car with Washington, D.C. license plates, 1922. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Out on the Town: 1940s

Out on the Town: 1940s

Military women at vegetable stand, probably New York City. We have posted another photo of the ladies looking in the window at Rumpelmayer's Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor at St. Moritz On-the-Park.  World War Two era photo taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection.

NYC Mass Transit: 1913

NYC Mass Transit: 1913

Fifth Avenue buses, New York City (Washington Square Arch is in the background), including one made by De Dion-Bouton of France. Photo taken in 1913. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Broadway Streetcar: 1913

Broadway Streetcar: 1913

Women, children and a Broadway streetcar, New York City. Great photo of 1910s women's fashion. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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