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Roller Rink Organist: 1941

Roller Rink Organist: 1941

Organist keeping skaters moving at an African American rollerskating rink, Chicago, Illinois. Photo taken in 1941 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

White Bear Wading: 1905

White Bear Wading: 1905

Women and children in Victorian fashion wading in the water at Wildwood Amusement Park, White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi, Minnesota near St. Paul. Nice old photo taken in 1905 showing the water slide in the background. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 inch glass negative.

Stupid Leopard Trick: 1906

Stupid Leopard Trick: 1906

Animal trainer Vallecita, famous for training and performing with leopards in vaudeville and circus. Old 1906 photo from the Photo Crafts Shop of Denver. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Labor Day in Silverton, Colorado: 1940

Labor Day in Silverton, Colorado: 1940

Ticket seller at ferris wheel at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado. Photo taken in 1940 by FSA photographer Russell Lee. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm safety film negative.

Me and My Pekingese: 1922

Me and My Pekingese: 1922

Actress Geraldine Farrar with her Pekingese. Photo shows Ms. Farrar dressed in elaborate 1920s flapper style dress, jewelry and hat (or is that her hair?). Vintage photo taken by photographer Edwin F. Townsend. Old photographs provided by LOC. Original Medium: photographic print.

Singing for Her Adopted Country: 1910s

Singing for Her Adopted Country: 1910s

Ernestine Schumann-Heink, an Austrian, later American, operatic contralto singer. The photo shows her performing, probably in New York City, as she toured the U.S. raising money for the war effort during World War One. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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