Government at Work

Check Signing Machine: 1918

Check Signing Machine: 1918

Check signing machine in Treasury Department; operated by J.L. Summers. 1918. Photograph by Harold & Ewing. Old photo provided by LOC. Original Medium: glass negative.

Card Shuffler: 1937

Card Shuffler: 1937

Social Security Board Records Office, 1937. From LOC: "Baltimore, MD. Strange as it may seem, many persons misspell or change the spelling of their names, from time to time. To forestall the difficulties which would ensue when Baer subsequently spelled his name Bear, the Social Security Board Records Office has set up several varieties of indexes for reference and to insure accuracy.

Flying Boat: 1917

Flying Boat: 1917

National Aero Coast Patrol Commission. Curtiss Hydroaeroplane or Flying Boat exhibited near House Office Building, 1917. Photo by Harris & Ewing. Original medium at LOC: glass negative.

Straight Shooter: 1937

Straight Shooter: 1937

The gun used by John Wilkes Booth to kill President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 is now on display at the Judge Advocate General's Office in the War Department, Washington, D.C.. Edwin B. Pitts, Chief Clerk of the Judge Advocate General's Office, is shown holding the gun in this picture. Harris & Ewing, 1937. Original medium at LOC: glass negative.

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