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Penny Farthing Velocipede vs. Motorcycle: 1921

Penny Farthing Velocipede vs. Motorcycle: 1921

Men racing a penny farthing velocipede and a motorcycle, 1921. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Frances With Her Friend: 1950

Frances With Her Friend: 1950

Photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston, holding a very large camera, 1950. LOC original medium: gelatin silver photographic print.

TVA Phosphate Furnace: 1942

TVA Phosphate Furnace: 1942

TVA chemical plant electric phosphate smelting furnace used to make elemental phosphorus, Muscle Shoals area, Alabama. Photo taken in 1942 by FSA photographer Alfred T. Palmer. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Meteorology Technology: 1913

Meteorology Technology: 1913

Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief of the U.S. Weather Bureau, 1913. Photo with some type of meteorology device. Anyone know what it is? Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Naval Academy Training Submarine: 1902

Naval Academy Training Submarine: 1902

U.S. Naval Academy cadets going aboard a training submarine, Annapolis, Maryland. Photo taken ca. 1902 by photographer Frances Banjamin Johnston. LOC original medium: photographic print.

New Technology Brings Joy: 1922

New Technology Brings Joy: 1922

Eskimo man, surrounded by furs, enjoying an accoustic gramophone phonograph. Photo taken in 1922 by photographer Robert J. Flaherty. LOC original medium: photomechanical photogravure print. Copyright by Revillon Freres, N.Y.

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