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Briggs and Stratton Motor Wheel: early 1900s

Briggs and Stratton Motor Wheel: early 1900s

Woman identified only as Young on a Briggs and Stratton Motor Wheel. No date with photo, but early 1900s. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Yorktown Mortar Battery: 1862

Yorktown Mortar Battery: 1862

Battery No. 4 near Yorktown, Virginia mounting ten 13 inch mortars each weighing 20,000 pounds. South end. Photo taken in May 1862 by photographer James F. Gibson. LOC original medium: wet collodion glass negative stereograph.

Early Race Car: 1913

Early Race Car: 1913

Two men in early 1900s race car. Copyright by H.H. Coburn Co, Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo taken August 18, 1913. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Explorer Byrd and Seaplane: early 1900s

Explorer Byrd and Seaplane: early 1900s

Explorer Lieutenant Commmander Richard Evelyn Byrd, USN and hydroaeroplane, early 1900s. Other photos show that what he has in the bag is an air-raft. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

WW2 Airplane and Crew: 1940s

WW2 Airplane and Crew: 1940s

World War Two airplane with ground crew and possibly pilots. No description with photo. Photo taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

Naval Observatory Instruments: 1917

Naval Observatory Instruments: 1917

Time broadcasting instruments at Naval Observatory, 1917. From the Naval Observatory website: "The U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) provides a wide range of astronomical data and products, and serves as the official source of time for the U.S. Department of Defense and a standard of time for the entire United States." Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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