Santa Claus (Sgt Robert Youmans, Advanced Airborne School) lands at Fort Campbell on December 16, 1963.
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Ralph, a young cutter in a canning factory, shows off his butcher knife and a badly cut finger. Several children working with him had cut fingers and even the adults said they could not help cutting themselves. Photograph was taken by Lewis Hine as he was documenting working conditions of children laborers in Eastport, Maine […]
The cowboy was one of the quintessential symbol of the American frontier. Photographer J.C.H. Grabill took this 1887 photo of a cowboy posing on a horse with a lasso and rifle attached to the saddle. At the time, Grabill was living in Sturgis in the Dakota Territory so it is possibly this photograph was taken there.
Cher Ami was a Blue Check carrier pigeon, one of the 600 birds owned and flown by the US Army Signal Corps in France during World War I. She delivered twelve important messages from the Verdum front to her loft at Rampont. On average, Cher Ami flew a distance of thirty kilometers in around twenty-four minutes. […]
Florence (Flo) Sallows Saunders, the daughter of the photographer, stands under a snow-covered cedar gateway into a garden with snowshoes. She wears a wide-brimmed fur hat, light woolen sweater with dark trim down front and on cuffs along with black gloves. In the photograph below, Flo is captured on a snow-covered balcony with snowshoes hanging on her back. The photographs were […]
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