Big City Life

In the Shadow of the Capitol: 1935

In the Shadow of the Capitol: 1935

Description from photographer: "Slums near the Capitol, Washington, D.C. With the Capitol clearly in view, these houses exist under the most unsanitary conditions; outside privies, no inside water supply and overcrowded conditions." Old cars in the photo also. Photo taken in 1935 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration.

NYC East River Bridges: 1908

NYC East River Bridges: 1908

Three East River bridges, New York City, 1908. The Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge from Brooklyn. Published by Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: dry plate glass negative.

Woodrow Wilson's Women: 1910s

Woodrow Wilson's Women: 1910s

Women, with sign celebrating his child labor movement accomplishments, campaign for Woodrow Wilson for President, probably 1916. No date on photo. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Chicago Catholics Call on Cardinal Hayes: 1920s

Chicago Catholics Call on Cardinal Hayes: 1920s

Chicago Catholics calling on Cardinal Hayes. Chicago Police Department escort in old convertible. Bain News Service, publisher. No date with picture but probably 1920s. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Cuban Kiosk: 1904

Cuban Kiosk: 1904

Street corner merchant with sign for American Shoe Store, Havana, Cuba, 1904. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: glass negative - dry plate.

Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday: 1913

Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday: 1913

Fifth Avenue, New York City on Easter day, March 23, 1913 (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008). Awesome view with store fronts, antique cars and buses, and pedestrians in the fashion of the day. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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