Oddball

Babe Gets Bonked: 1924

Babe Gets Bonked: 1924

Baseball player Babe Ruth knocked unconscious, after he ran into a concrete wall at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C., while trying to catch a foul ball on July 5, 1924. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York Times, July 6, 1924). National Photo Company Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Nice Rack: 1938

Nice Rack: 1938

Four men checking out a dead deer strapped to the front fender of a car, 1938. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Patriotic Portrait: 1901

Patriotic Portrait: 1901

Young woman in white body suit holding an American flag as a backdrop. 1901 photo copyrighted by J. Fowzer, S.F.. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Crash Thompson: 1940

Crash Thompson: 1940

Guy posed with a car that says Crash Thompson, Death Defying Thrill Driver. Probably Crash, possibly not. Untitled and undated photo at Library of Congress, but from data with other photos in the collection scanned at the same time by LOC, it was possibly taken in 1940 by John Vachon at the Firemen's Convention, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Make My Day: 1910

Make My Day: 1910

Lula Rogers in western attire with gun and police badge. Bain News Service, publisher. Photo taken between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Knitting in Venice: early 1900s

Knitting in Venice: early 1900s

Knitting lifeguards and a dog on Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Califoria. No date with photo but probably 1910s or 1920s. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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