The glass plate above is a photograph of a pretty common sort: Dignitaries– in this case, the Secretary of the Navy and party– observing the hull of a battleship under construction. Digitally scanning images at the National Archives, Michael Horsley stopped at the caption on this one: “Laying the Keel of U.S.S Battleship […]
This is a textile mill in New Bedford, Massachusetts working at night in January, 1941, taking for the Farm Security Administration by Frank Delano.
The photograph is entirely new to me, from a beautiful collection of FSA photographs called The Likes of Us: America In THe Eyes of the Farm Security Administration, a […]
Thanks to an NPR blog, I’ve learned of an extraordinary blog that seems St. Louis based. It ranges from political content to historical stuff and beyond, in a way that I associate with the early days of the blogosphere but thought might have been gone.
The first picture might be the earliest photograph of […]