Sitting along the slope of Hill 902, 1951

Sitting along the slope of Hill 902, 1951

Pfc. Julias Van Den Stock of Company A, 32nd Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division with M1 or M2 Carbine, rests on a Chinese Communist bunker with a Soviet DP light machine gun, along the slope of Hill 902 north of Ip-Tong on April 25, 1951.

Letters From the Front – World War II

Letters From the Front – World War II

72 years ago today, Darrel “Happy” Neil of the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, wrote home. Born in 1922 in Mulberry, Kansas, Neil, at the age of 20, married Wilma Harvey. Four months later, he was shipped overseas. May 23, 1944 Dear Mom & Dad, I have some spare time so I will drop […]

Adam West & Burt Ward in costume, 1966

Adam West & Burt Ward in costume, 1966

Adam West as Batman (right) and Burt Ward as Robin in the 1960s Batman TV series.

Joan Baez & Bob Dylan at the March on Washington rally, 1963

Joan Baez & Bob Dylan at the March on Washington rally, 1963

Folk singers Joan Baez and Bob Dylan performing in Washington, D.C., during the March on Washington civil rights rally on August 28, 1963

Calming a stray dog, 1946

Calming a stray dog, 1946

Humane Officer Jimmy Jack calms a stray dog before the animal is removed by the City Humane Department ambulance, March 31, 1946.

Sending books to the Rhineland, 1919

Sending books to the Rhineland, 1919

After the Armistice, books followed the army occupied regions, where Cologne was the center for book distribution. Here crates of books are loaded on a German freight car, destined to a YMCA Library in the Rhineland in 1919.

U.S.C. grades given out, 1937

U.S.C. grades given out, 1937

University of Southern California student Elaine Bear is being handed her grades at the grade reports window while other students wait their turn on February 18, 1937.

Free meal at Ellis Island

Free meal at Ellis Island

Immigrants being served a free meal at Ellis Island.

Log Camp in Washington, 1915-1920

Log Camp in Washington, 1915-1920

Men are seen in a log camp in Hoquiam, Washington sometime between 1915-1920. Logging operations started in Hoquiam in the early 1870s.

Apache prisoners at Fort Bowie, 1884

Apache prisoners at Fort Bowie, 1884

Apache prisoners at Fort Bowie, Arizona, 1884.

Suffragists marching in New York, 1917

Suffragists marching in New York, 1917

Suffragists marching in New York in October 1917. The placards they are holding contain the signatures of over one million New York women demanding their right to vote.

Civilian Conservation Corps putting up a fence, 1941

Civilian Conservation Corps putting up a fence, 1941

Civilian Conservation Corps boys putting up a fence, Greene County, Georgia, May 1941. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated during the Great Depression for unemployed, unmarried men as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Watching fire in the distance during the Great San Francisco Earthq...

Watching fire in the distance during the Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Arnold Genthe’s famous photograph, looking toward the fire on Sacramento Street after the Great San Francisco Earthquake on April 18, 1906. In As I Remember local photographer Arnold Genthe recalls the morning of the first day of the fires and how the photograph above came to be: I found that my hand cameras had been so […]

Female Yeoman recruiting for men and Victory Loans, 1919

Female Yeoman recruiting for men and Victory Loans, 1919

In New York City, female Yeomen assisted the Navy in recruiting and carrying out the Victory Loan drive on May 8, 1919. These Yeomen were stationed in Washington, D.C. Note the advertising structure built to resemble a battleship’s superstructure. In addition to its recruiting and Victory Loan signs, it features copies of the two Howard […]

Franklin Pierce in uniform, 1852

Franklin Pierce in uniform, 1852

Half plate daguerreotype of Franklin Pierce in uniform as a Brigadier General in the Mexican-American War, 1852.