Library of Congress. 1890 photochrom color.
Harvesting rice, Crowley, Louisiana. 1938. Lee, Russell, photographer. Kinja ate first try, pardon the editing.
They’re trying to wash us away.
Bernheimer Home, 1922. Library of Congress and New York Public Library Digital Collections.
WWI. One of my Czech relatives from Flatonia, Texas was killed in the Battle of Argonne-Meuse Forest in 1918. When I looked at the casualty lists many were killed by the Spanish Flu before they ever left the states.
Barbed wire fence. Cascade County, Montana. 1939 May. Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-And-White Negatives (170,901)
Library of Congress images were down again for a while.
AV Club Wiki Wormhole today is a magician I heard of from Orson Welles. Magic posters, ads, etc. from Library of Congress.
1895. My Wiki Wormhole last night was early flight experiments. Once you got a certain height off the ground (50-60 ft.?) crashes were almost always fatal. In the very early days people would jump off towers with homemade contraptions with no basis in science and would invariably kill themselves. Otto Lilienthal…
Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger. Pepsi.
I’ve been hit twice pretty much head on but I’m also pretty far inland. Both were bad.
Slowly I turn. Step by step. Inch by inch.
Some of my earliest Kinja posts were on history of photography. All you had to do was post images in a row. Atget one of my favorite photographers. Discovered by the surrealists and Man Ray but not appreciated until after his death. He wandered the streets of Paris with a camera.
Three years of The Golden Horn on Friday 13th.
Farewell, My Lovely has a hot dog man character. The nicest man Philip Marlowe ever met. Took some doing, but after two days I found the Hot Dog Man CD cover that I shot. Doesn’t exist online anymore so I had to go back in time on Kinja. Kinja search is broken.
Magnum night on Cozi-TV. From the Library of Congress.
And we’re back. Library of Congress website took the 4th off. Sideshows of yesteryear.
Library of Congress. Vintage typewriter photography. Typewriters for the war effort, etc.