Two women are photographed atop Jeffrey Pine on Sentinel Dome.
Professor Thaddeus S. Lowe’s military balloon near Gaines Mill, Virginia. The photo shows the inflation of the balloon “Intrepid” from portable gas tanks with help from the Union soldiers in Henrico County, Virginia. The balloon was used to survey the Battle of Fair Oaks. Lowe, not visible in this image, is standing to the right of the balloon.
Nancy Reagan in her “Second-Hand Clothes” disguise for the Gridiron Club on March 27, 1982. At the annual Gridiron Club dinner, the First Lady decided to use the platform to poke fun at herself in response to the criticism that she accepted free clothes and ordered new china. Usually the event was traditionally used to […]
Donna Helply tests household rubber gloves and Harriet Moore packs them in cartons during the New York World’s Fair in September 1940.
Children gathered around and licking blocks of ice on hot day between 1910 and 1915.
The newsreel shows the devastation on the coastline of Pearl Harbor – seen from a boat moving alongside it. The footage depicts wreckage of aircrafts, smoke rising all around, buildings destroyed, and large plumes of black smoke rising from ships on fire.
A woman inflating a pilot balloon with hellium gas at the U.S. Weather Bureau station at the National Airport in Washington, D.C. The balloon is used for determining winds aloft
Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls working in a school garden in Philadelphia. Some of the children hoe and rake vegetable beds, while others secure stakes in the beds and tend plants.
The Columbia rowing team exercising indoors with rowing machines, 1910.
Boys from the Boys Club with captured balloons which were released from White House with tickets attached for a Washington-St. Louis game, 1922.
Estelle Carpenter and friends on muleback, Yosemite. Carpenter was a music teacher and Supervisor of Music in San Francisco Public Schools. According to the California Historical Society: Estelle Carpenter served as Supervisor of Music for San Francisco Public Schools from 1897 to 1945. Known as that “dynamo in skirts,” she inspired generations of school children […]
Ernest Hare expresses his feelings about Prohibition, ca. 1920.
The following two photographs are of a group of men playing water baseball in the surf on July 24, 1914.