Drydock number two 1901

Steamboats LOUISE and two coastal steamers in dry dock by Samuel E. Rusk 1901.

Ancient crypt 1910

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Ancient crypt cellars in Provins, France by Frederick H Evans 1910

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Overhanging Rock 1901

Photograph of Overhanging Rock, Glacier Point, with views over Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, California by Henry Greenwood Peabody 1901.

Nikola Tesla

Image courtesy of the George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
A young Nikola Tesla

This cannot end well.

Image courtesy of the Harris and Ewing collection.
Washington Redskins start training August 28 1937.

The photograph is captioned: He-man exercise took the place of calisthenics today as the Redskins, Washington's entry in National Professional Football League, started training. The boys "flying thru the air" are, left to right: Millner (Notre Dame), Rentner (Northwestern) and Peterson (West Virginia).

Billie Burke

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Mary William Ethelbert Appleton "Billie" Burke, American actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her portrayal of Glinda the good witch in the film The wizard of Oz, taken sometime around 1910.

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Sorting the mail

United States Post Office sorting office circa 1920.

Claude Graham White flying his Farman biplane along W. Executive Ave 1910.

Publicity photograph of Claude Graham White flying his Farman biplane along W. Executive Ave., Washington, D.C. before landing close to the White House 1910.

Claude Graham White was the first person to make a night flight during a Daily Mail sponsored London to Manchester race in 1910. He is most noted however for achievements in the commercialisation of aeronautics. He was also involved in promoting the military application of air power before the first world war and was one of the first people to experiment with fitting weapons to an aircraft.

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Count Leo Tolstoy

Image courtesy of the George Kennan Papers collection at the Library of Congress at Washington D.C.
Photo card of Count Leo Tolstoy, half-length portrait, by Sass of Moscow, taken sometime between 1880 and 1886.

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Two kinds of ambulances 1936.

1936 Publicity shot for the United States Coast Guard. The automobile and the airplane ambulances of the Coast Guard at Cape May station stand side-by-side awaiting a call to help injured or sick persons at sea, beyond the reach of usual medical aid. 1936

Naval Observatory

Image courtesy of the National Photo Company.
The U.S. Naval Observatory circa 1919.