On the Road

Family Road Trip: 1861

Family Road Trip: 1861

Tent life of the 31st Pennsylvania Infantry (later, 82d Pennsylvania Infantry) at Queen's farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum, Washington, D.C., 1861. LOC original medium: glass negative stereograph - wet collodion. You can also see this photo and 5000+ others on our Civil War photography site, www.americancivilwarphotos.com.

Getting Steamrolled: 1890s

Getting Steamrolled: 1890s

Steam roller at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe vicinity, Catoosa, Georgia. Chickamauga was the location of a key Union defeat during the Civil War. Photo taken during initial construction of the park roads in the 1890s. Historic American Engineering Record Collection. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Gallantry Merit Badge: 1937

Gallantry Merit Badge: 1937

The Boy Scout motto of "do a good turn daily" was well observed by these Flint, Michigan scouts as they ride their girl friends across Arlington Memorial bridge despite the joshing of their comrades on the sidelines, 1937. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Embedded Journalism: 1863

Embedded Journalism: 1863

Group of soldiers at tent and wagon of the New York Herald newspaper, Bealeton, Virginia. Photograph from the main eastern theater of Civil War, Meade in Virginia, August, 1863. Timothy H. O'Sullivan, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative - wet collodion stereograph.

Route 66 Rust: 2004

Route 66 Rust: 2004

Old car, advertising and road signs, and gas pump at the Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona. Hackberry was founded when prospectors found a rich vein of ore here in the 1870's. A large Hackberry tree grew by the spring and gave the town its name.

Sad Little Girl: 1938

Sad Little Girl: 1938

Child of farmer sitting in automobile waiting for her father to come out of general store, Jarreau, Louisiana. 1938 Depression era photo poverty by Russell Lee. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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