The inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, “Liberty Enlightening the World”, in New York Harbor, on October 28, 1886. A military and naval salute, marked the event, presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland.
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On Jan. 16, 1920, the government outlawed alcohol – completely. Prohibition was officially put into effect and an end was put to all manufacturing, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverages. As Prohibition agents stormed cities dumping booze, illegal practices and criminal activity ran rampant. In this photo, New York law enforcement […]
Florence Jaffray Hurst “Daisy” Harriman, chairman and founder of the Women’s National Wilson and Marshall Organization, addressing a political rally in Union Square, New York on August 20, 1912. The New York Times states that Harriman was the founder and chairman of the organization which was active at least through the 1912 election. She also […]
The Matinecock bobsled crew at the annual bobsled races in Locust Valley, New York in 1916. Locust Valley, located in Nassau County, held an annual bobsled race, in which teams of women raced with teams of men. Bobsledding was an active winter pastime in the area. The Matinecock team of women, composed of twenty-five, came in […]
The following letter was sent from Corpora William James Bean from Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York to his mother – Harriett Bean in Syracuse, New York. He was inducted into the United States Army on December 15, 1917. In this letter he discusses camp life and being away from home during Christmastime. Fort Hamilton […]
Jonathan D. Maxwell driving a curved-dash Oldsmobile on rough terrain, c. 1901. With its one-cylinder engine and horseless carriage looks, the Oldsmobile Curved Dash didn’t seem particularly rugged. Olds Motor Works proved its runabout’s mettle with a number of elaborate stunts. Here the car is driven up a steep hill, over uneven ground. Far more extravagant […]