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Torture Irons on Convict Ship Success: 1910

Torture Irons on Convict Ship Success: 1910

Torture irons aboard the prison convict ship, Success, used in the 1850s to transport British convicts to Australia. Bain News Service, publisher. Photo taken between 1910 and 1915. LOC original medium: 5 x 7 in. or smaller glass negative.

Flower Child Ahead of Her Time: 1902

Flower Child Ahead of Her Time: 1902

Girl with flowers on her hat. Note with photo says it is a 'glamour photograph'. Photograph copyrighted by J. Maurer, Galveston, Texas, 1902. LOC original medium: photographic print.

One-Horned Devil at the Circus: 1937

One-Horned Devil at the Circus: 1937

Circus wagon in Alger, Sheridan County, Montana. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Mummers Parade, New Year's Day: 1909

Mummers Parade, New Year's Day: 1909

Mummers Parade on Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Year's Day, 1909. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Mondo Civil War Mustache: 1860s

Mondo Civil War Mustache: 1860s

Union officer identified only as Johnston with extremely long mustache. Photo taken between 1860 and 1870. LOC original medium: wet collodion glass negative. You can also see this photo and 5000+ others on our Civil War photography site, www.americancivilwarphotos.com.

Tough Crowd: 1937

Tough Crowd: 1937

Carnival barker working the church lady crowd at the "Life in the Nude" midway attraction, State Fair, Rutland, Vermont. 1937 photo taken by photographer Arthur Rothstein for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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