During the Great Ohio River Flood of 1937, men and women in Louisville, Kentucky, line up seeking food and clothing from a relief station, in front of a billboard proclaiming, “World’s Highest Standard of Living,” February 1, 1937.
Flood Victims Lined Up, 1937
- USS Mason at the Boston Naval Yard, 1944 — Two African American sailors standing in front of the USS Mason at the Boston Navy Yard in 1944. The USS Mason (DE-529) was commissioned on March 20, 1944, with a crew of 150 African-American enlisted men and six officers. The vessel was part of the Evarts-class destroyer escort, with the responsibility of providing protection for other naval vessels [...]
- Model standing tip-toe on a champagne bottle, 1904 — Model posed wearing black pressed pleats, top hat, and ballet shoes, standing tip-toe on champagne bottle in 1904. Share the History Love... [...]
- Gift Guide: History Book Lovers — Leading up to the holiday season, I’m highlighting gift ideas for the history buff on your list! Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey by Fred Minnick: Amazon A Salvage War: A Military History of the Civil War by Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – an easy way to carry [...]
- Gift Guide: Presidential History Fans — Leading up to the holiday season, I’m highlighting gift ideas for the history buff on your list! Presidential socks (Lincoln, Washington, and Kennedy): Amazon Presidential slogan mug: The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild Clashing political parties cuff links: National Archives George Washington cookie cutter: Amazon The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Amazon Pez Presidents of The United [...]
- Woman with snowshoes, 1909 — 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 [...]