Early 20th-century image of a tractor plowing an alfalfa field in Iowa.
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Mrs. Battaglia, Tessie (12 years old), Tony (7 years old) live at 170 Mulberry St. in the rear house on the 5th floor in New York. They work as garment workers. Mrs. Battaglia’s husband was crippled by a fall. She works in the shop everyday except Saturdays, when the children sew with her at home. They […]
D-Day in Pictures: Part I D-Day in Pictures: Part II D-Day in Pictures: Part III D-Day in Pictures: Part IV D-Day in Pictures: Part V “We got on the beach and they have all these people laying down on the beach that were killed, it was chaos” – SSG Walter Ehlers, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division […]
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 […]
Punt guns were originally designed in the 19th century to kill as many waterfowls in one shot as possible. In the early 1800s, mass hunting of waterfowl was largely an accepted practice in order to supply commercial markets with meat. Waterfowl were also used for fashion. By the mid-1800s there was a high demand for […]
Three pickers going home from work on September 13, 1911. Anne, 7 years old, and brother Vincent said 11. Vincent picked last summer. Inez, sister said 6 years old, “and picked last summer wid me mudder.” Smallest one not quite large enough to get work. Their father works in Parker Mills, Massachusetts.