The twisted remains of the destroyer USS Shaw burning in floating drydock at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941.
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Mrs. Mina C. Van Winkle of Newark, New Jersey, leading the New Jersey Women’s Political Union in the “Handing On The Torch of Victory” demonstration, on August 7, 1915. The New York Union supplied a large bronze torch which Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, representing New York, took with her on a tugboat half way across […]
Portable Power Pumper units (Pacific Marine type N) carried by four Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) members (L to R: Edward Vessel, Russel Widstrom, Sinclair Choan, and Irving Westerberg) on August 2, 1940. The units weighed 80 pounds, with pack frame. Note the siphon gas hose intake, an idea developed on the Superior National Forest to do […]
Ice cutting and harvesting was a job pretty much obsolete now due to refrigeration and advances in technology. However, before freezers became the norm in households, teams of ‘icemen’ would undergo ice cutting operations during the winter months to harvest enough ice that could be sold to homes and businesses throughout the year. The following […]