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a crowd celebrates the day prohibition ended, 1933

 

The construction of Mt. Rushmore, 1939

 

William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914

 

The first car factory (Ford Factory) in the United States, 1926

 

testing A prototype football helmet, 1912

 

A woman being arrested for showing too much skin, 1922

 

Hoover Dam penstocks, 1931

 

Photo of Statue of Liberty dating back to 1884 when the wonder was still under construction

 

The Statue of Liberty towering above the streets of Paris in 1885. Shortly after this, she was disassembled and shipped to New York, where she was reconstructed and dedicated in 1886

 

Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

 

Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She did it in 1901 because she needed money

 

Coca-Cola Delivery Truck in 1909 Coca-Cola was developed in 1886 by Atlanta's John Pemberton and was billed as a remedy for almost every malady known to man.  It caught on, and Pemberton incorporated the Coca-Cola Company in 1892, and began to expand distribution across the U.S.  This 1909 photo captures "The Rapid Truck", Knoxville, TN's first Coca-Cola delivery truck, out for delivery

 

This amazing photo from Dec 10, 1929 ( Detroit News ) shows huge amounts of alcohol being dumped out of the windows of an illegal distillery in downtown Detroit.  Though historians point out that many officials in Detroit had a lax approach to enforcing prohibition laws, there are a number of powerful photos like this one that show that when Prohibition agents did conduct raids, they certainly got the job done

 

The LZ 129 Hindenburg was a large, German passenger airship that crashed spectacularly on May 6, 1937, killing 36 of the 97 people on board.  At the time of the incident, these large airships were becoming the most popular form of long-distance travel from Europe to the U.S., rapidly replacing the large steamer passenger ships.  However, due to the preponderance of photographic and video coverage of the Hindenburg crash, public interest in airship travel quickly evaporated

 

Men inspect Titanic's propellers in the Harland & Wolff Shipyard in 1911. It's truly amazing how big this ship was

 

Joyriding in Ohio in 1924

 

Women busy sewing American flags in Brooklyn in 1917. It's nice to know so many of the flags of the day were made by hand

 

Lumberjacks among the California redwoods ca. 1915

 

Did you know that from 1885-1915, the City of Philadelphia sent the Liberty Bell around the U.S. as a "Traveling Icon of Freedom"? Here it is in 1903 at Bunker Hill, outside of Boston

 

walked across the Brooklyn Bridge Here's what it looked like in 1910

 

At 5:12 am on April 18, 1906, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco and destroyed roughly 80% of the city and caused 3,000 deaths. Photographer Arnold Genthe, whose cameras and studio were destroyed, borrowed a hand-held camera and took a series of 180 photos of the destruction and people's response to the disaster. This photo, "Looking Down Sacramento Street. " shows a view from Nob Hill as the first fire begins engulfing the city and residents stare on in disbelief

 

Behind the clock face of Elizabeth Tower, often referred to as Big Ben, 1920s

 

Telephone line repairmen at work, 1929

 

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California, 1880

 

The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, most of them comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. Imagine a room full of parents sitting at the bedside waiting for the inevitable death of their child. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the new purified extract - insulin. As they began to inject the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. Then one by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death and gloom, became a place of joy and hope

 

The rarely seen back of the Hoover Dam before it was filled with water, 1936

 

This photograph depicts the moon on the 25th of August 1890, captured using Grubb equipment at the Lick Observatory in Mount Hamilton, CA, United States

 

Rare photo of the construction of the Lincoln Memorial, ca. 1918

 

A roadside traffic court in Inglewood, California , 1926

 

Preparator Adam Hermann with fore and hind limbs of carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs from Wyoming, 1899

 

 

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