Jiggsy Gallery

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.

Fresh Produce in New Orleans: 1936

Fresh Produce in New Orleans: 1936

Black family arrives at New Orleans, Louisiana marketplace in nice old car loaded with produce. Great Depression 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.

Great Falls Ice Company: 1899

Great Falls Ice Company: 1899

Kennebec Ice / Great Falls Ice Company horse-drawn wagon at Birney Public School, Washington, D.C.. African American school children lined up with teacher behind the wagon. James G. Birney Elementary School was D.C.'s first public school for blacks, located in Hillsdale. The location corresponds to the current address of 2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE.

We Sell Knee Pads: 1937

We Sell Knee Pads: 1937

Shop window with big white horse and sign "We mfg. and sell cement furnishers knee pads", Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer John Vachon. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Unsafe Lab Practice #291: 1923

Unsafe Lab Practice #291: 1923

Woman scientist in a laboratory with lots of glassware. She's standing on top of a step ladder, a no-no by current safety standards. Photo taken between 1909 and 1923. LOC original medium: 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.

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