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State of the Art Technology: 1942

State of the Art Technology: 1942

Airborne Infantry officer using a walkie-talkie, a new technology introduced during WW2, during maneuvers of the Third Army, commanded by Lieutenant General Walter Kreuger. U.S. Army Signal Corps photo taken in 1942. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

WW1 Sailor Support: 1915

WW1 Sailor Support: 1915

Comforts Committee of Navy League with knitting machines. From the Connecticut State Library website: "On July 4, 1915, a group of women in Washington, D.C. formed the Women’s Section of the Navy League. The League hoped to band women of various philosophical backgrounds under the banner of Patriotism, Americanism, and National Defense.

German Fire Engine: early 1900s

German Fire Engine: early 1900s

Antique German fire engine. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Protected Cruiser USS Atlanta: 1903

Protected Cruiser USS Atlanta: 1903

U.S.S. Atlanta, protected cruiser, one of the first steel warships of the U.S. Navy, 1903. The Atlanta was launched in 1884 and decommissioned in 1912. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 inch glass negative.

WW2 Carrier Deck Ops: 1940s

WW2 Carrier Deck Ops: 1940s

Aircraft carrier deck operations with airplane preparing for take-off. WW2 photo taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

Steam Yacht North Star: 1900

Steam Yacht North Star: 1900

Steam yacht North Star, between 1900 and 1910. Detroit Publishing Company, publisher. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 in. glass negative.

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