Photos are of a diver preparing and entering the water of the Grand Coulee Dam construction site on January 7, 1938. The Grand Coulee Dam was built from 1933 to 1975 on the Columbia River in North Central Washington.
Diver at Grand Coulee Dam, 1938
- Cantaloupe Pickers, 1935 — Share the History Love... Though farm work is strenuous and exhausting, this photograph suggests that jovial camaraderie could sometimes relieve the strain of being in the fields. Work was hard to come by in the 1930s, and these laborers probably counted themselves lucky to have found a paying job picking cantaloupes in the Imperial Valley’s [...]
- Shepherd taking sheep across Grand Coulee Dam, 1947 — Share the History Love... Joe Hodgin, an eastern Washington woolgrower, takes his herd of 2,600 sheep across the Grand Coulee Dam around 1947. Here is a video clip of the sheep herding: Share the History Love... [...]
- Santa Claus soaking his feet, 1940 — Share the History Love... This December 1940 photo shows an exhausted Santa Claus bathing his tired feet in a hot mustard bath. On Christmas night in 1940, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer gave several accounts of Santa Claus’ long day. The police reporter noted that Santa was “unacountably missing” from the North Pole for twelve hours. A [...]
- Mailman delivering packages on Christmas Day, 1929 — Share the History Love... Chicago mailman N. Sorenson delivering packages on Christmas Day 1929 while appearing joyful despite his heavy load. Share the History Love... [...]
- Tallest Christmas Tree — Share the History Love... According to Guinness World Records, the world’s tallest cut Christmas tree was a 212 ft Douglas fir erected and decorated at Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington in December 1950. It had 3,600 Christmas lights on it. It could be seen from 0.6 miles away. Share the History Love... [...]