Pumpkins for sale at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, 1978.
Mrs. Mina C. Van Winkle of Newark, New Jersey, leading the New Jersey Women’s Political Union in the “Handing On The Torch of Victory” demonstration, on August 7, 1915. The New York Union supplied a large bronze torch which Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, representing New York, took with her on a tugboat half way across […]
Jonathan D. Maxwell driving a curved-dash Oldsmobile on rough terrain, c. 1901. With its one-cylinder engine and horseless carriage looks, the Oldsmobile Curved Dash didn’t seem particularly rugged. Olds Motor Works proved its runabout’s mettle with a number of elaborate stunts. Here the car is driven up a steep hill, over uneven ground. Far more extravagant […]
View on USS Monitor deck looking forward on the starboard side, while the ship was in the James River, Virginia on July 9, 1862. Officers at right are (left to right): Third Assistant Engineer Robinson W. Hands, Acting Master Louis N. Stodder, Second Assistant Engineer Albert B. Campbell (seated) and Acting Volunteer Lieutenant William Flye (with binoculars). […]
Portable Power Pumper units (Pacific Marine type N) carried by four Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) members (L to R: Edward Vessel, Russel Widstrom, Sinclair Choan, and Irving Westerberg) on August 2, 1940. The units weighed 80 pounds, with pack frame. Note the siphon gas hose intake, an idea developed on the Superior National Forest to do […]
Amelia Earhart christening the “City of New York” before its first transcontinental air transport flight in New York City, 1929. Amelia Earhart, already famous for the 1928 flight that made her the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, helped inaugurate transcontinental airline service in 1929. She posed with a Ford Tri-Motor at New […]
Taken on May 11, 1945, this photo shows the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill burning after being hit by two Japanese kamikaze attacks within 30 seconds of each other during the Battle of Okinawa. Bunker Hill lost a total of 346 sailors and airmen killed, 43 more missing (and never found), and 264 wounded.