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Siesta on the Siegfried Line: 1945

Siesta on the Siegfried Line: 1945

American soldiers resting among ruins of building during WW2. The photo was taken by photographer Toni Frissell in 1945 on the Siegfried Line, in the Rhone Valley at the German Front. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Bowler Hats at the Bear Pits: 1900

Bowler Hats at the Bear Pits: 1900

Men, women, and children out to visit the bears at a zoo in Memphis, Tennessee, between 1900 and 1920. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 inch glass negative.

Pre-Flight Check: 1942

Pre-Flight Check: 1942

Aviation cadet wearing a parachute, standing at the propellor of a vintage biplane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Old WW2 era aviation photo taken in 1942 by photographer Howard R. Hollem. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

New Deal Lunch Break: 1936

New Deal Lunch Break: 1936

Lunchtime for black construction workers at Greenbelt, Maryland, a planned community built by the federal government in the Great Depression / New Deal era. Photo taken in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Ready To Pull: 1936

Ready To Pull: 1936

Farmer with plow horses, probably in Missouri, although photo has no information with it other than being in a collection of Missouri photographs. Carl Mydans, photographer for the U.S. Resettlement Administration, 1936. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Salty Dogs: 1893

Salty Dogs: 1893

Crew of the armored cruiser U.S.S. New York (ACR-2) standing at the breech of an eight inch gun. The New York was active in the Spanish-American War. Great old photo showing vintage U.S. Navy uniforms taken by photographer Edward H. Hart between 1893 and 1901. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 inch glass negative.

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