Grave Registration at the UN Cemetery, 1951

Grave Registration at the UN Cemetery, 1951

Cpl. William R. Davidson of Philadelphia, Pa., 114th Graves Registration Co., Quartermaster Corps, fills out a Form 52B, giving information regarding a deceased American soldier at the UN Cemetery at Taegu, Korea. At right are marker (cross), unidentified soldier marker (triangular) and small bottle containing Form 1042 which is buried with the soldier, January 23, […]

Ferris Wheel at Night, 1940s

Ferris Wheel at Night, 1940s

A couple is captured in front of a bright Ferris wheel at the Oregon State Fair in the 1940s.

FDR in Haiti & the Dominican Republic

FDR in Haiti & the Dominican Republic

In 1917, as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, FDR was sent to the Caribbean to inspect the Marine operations in Haiti and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to determine whether the approaches to the Panama Canal were wholly secure. These photos are from that trip. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1913-1920 during […]

D-Day in Pictures: Part III

D-Day in Pictures: Part III

D-Day in Pictures: Part I D-Day in Pictures: Part II You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on […]

Letter from Mark Twain to Walt Whitman

Letter from Mark Twain to Walt Whitman

Mark Twain and Walt Whitman were both “Fathers” in literature. Whitman was considered “the father of the free verse” for his role in American poetry. Twain, on the other hand, was labeled “the father of American literature” by William Faulkner – another influential American writer. As Whitman approached his seventieth birthday, Twain wrote him the […]

In Their Words: Sylvia Plath

In Their Words: Sylvia Plath

42nd Division Burial Detail, 1918

42nd Division Burial Detail, 1918

A burial party of the 42nd Division, these parties were kept busy for days digging graves for the dead that littered the fields and woods after the advance beyond Chateau-Thierry, Beuvardes, France, July 30, 1918.

The White House Prom of 1975

The White House Prom of 1975

Susan Ford, daughter of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford, went to Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland. Like the majority of high schools, prom was a major event for the students. It was no different for Holton-Arms’ seniors. However, unlike most schools in the country, their prom was not held in the gym […]

Bugler Playing Taps at Camp Evans, 1969

Bugler Playing Taps at Camp Evans, 1969

A bugler on a hill overlooking the A Shau Valley plays taps at a memorial service for the fallen soldiers of the 2nd Bn, 319th Arty., 101st Airborne Division at Camp Evans, Vietnam, 1969.

Wright Model A Flies by the Statue of Liberty

Wright Model A Flies by the Statue of Liberty

Wilbur Wright flies a Wright Model A by the Statue of Liberty during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration in 1909. The celebration was to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s first entry into what was later New York Harbor as well as the centennial of Robert Fulton’s first voyage of his steamboat up the Hudson River in […]

In Their Words: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In Their Words: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Birthday Party for cats, 1952

Birthday Party for cats, 1952

Mrs. Anne Swazet hosted a birthday party for her cats, Nicky, Honeybear and Red Boy on April 20, 1952. Both their human and non-human friends were invited. Seems like one crazy party. I will withhold my cat lady jokes….

Comforting a Stricken Infantryman, 1950

Comforting a Stricken Infantryman, 1950

A grief stricken American infantryman whose friend has been killed in action is comforted by another soldier. In the background a corpsman methodically fills out casualty tags, Haktong-ni area, Korea, August 28, 1950. 

WWI American Red Cross Workers

WWI American Red Cross Workers

Photo is of women American Red Cross workers during World War I. They are surrounded by supplies between 1914-1918.

“Honor the Brave” Poster, 1917

“Honor the Brave” Poster, 1917

Poster reminding the public to “HONOR THE BRAVE” on Memorial Day, May 30, 1917. Note that in the center both a Union and Confederate veteran are depicted.