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Woman Taxi Driver: early 1900s

Woman Taxi Driver: early 1900s

Woman taxi driver, Frau Papp, driving taxi meter auto, Berlin, early 1900s. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Coal Mine Life Savers: 1910

Coal Mine Life Savers: 1910

Various safety and life saving apparatus in use at coal mine, La Salle, Illinois, 1910. Men demonstrating types of resuscitation equipment, stretcher, lanterns, and underground breathing gear. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Civil War Fire Engine: 1865

Civil War Fire Engine: 1865

Civil War firefighting equipment, Fire Engine No. 3, Richmond, Virginia. Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, fallen Richmond, April-June 1865. LOC original medium: wet collodion glass stereograph.

Camera Woman: 1936

Camera Woman: 1936

Photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston adjusting lens of large tripod camera in front of the Arts Club, 2017 I Street, Washington, D.C., 1936. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Bush Ranger Restraint: 1910

Bush Ranger Restraint: 1910

Iron Jacket or Iron Maiden used as punishment and restraint on a Bush Ranger (or bushranger) aboard the prison convict ship Success. The Success was used in the 1850s to transport British convicts to Australia. Bush Rangers referred to runaway convicts in the early years of the British settlement of Australia. Bain News Service, publisher. Photo taken between 1910 and 1915.

Out For a Ride: early 1900s

Out For a Ride: early 1900s

Woman identified as Miss R. Maycliffe, in huge fur coat, hat and nice old car, early 1900s. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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