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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.

Railroad Signal Glass Test: 1937

Railroad Signal Glass Test: 1937

Mrs. Geraldine W. Haupt, Color Expert of the National Bureau of Standards, testing a railroad signal glass to determine if the color value is true and to see that it conforms to specifications. Harris & Ewing, photographer, 1937. LOC original medium: 4 x 5 inch glass negative.

WW2 Bus Trailer: 1942

WW2 Bus Trailer: 1942

Description with the photo: "New oversize trailer for war workers. Here's an answer to the problem of transporting defense workers to outlying industrial plants: It's the new oversize bus trailer made almost entirely of non-critical materials which held its Washington premier April 13.

Roosters for Alabamans: 1919

Roosters for Alabamans: 1919

Roosters being presented to Alabama citizens at the White House, 1919. The man in the center of the photo has a rooster on a serving tray, talking to President Woodrow Wilson. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Golfing Senator: 1922

Golfing Senator: 1922

Senator Newberry at Chevy Chase, Maryland golf club, probably Columbia Country Club, 1922. Looks to be Truman Handy Newberry, a U.S. Senator from Michigan in office from 1919 to 1922. Great old photo of the Senator in knickers with golf clubs and antique car. National Photo Company Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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.

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