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Monday, November 17, 2014

Historic Photos / Set # 7

Newsgirls waiting for their bundles of morning papers to be delivered to the residents of Hartford, Connecticut, 1909.

A man standing in the lumberyard of Seattle Cedar Lumber Manufacturing, 1939. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine.

Isolation ward at an emergency hospital treating victims of the polio epidemic. Hickory, North Carolina, 1944. Life Magazine.

Crowds gathering outside the Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1941. Life Magazine.

Air pollution from the local steel mills fills the air in the city streets of Pittsburgh, PA 1940.

A pair of street musicians playing the accordion and washboard. New Iberia, Louisiana, 1938.

Ladies Bowling Night Out - St. Louis, Missouri, 1957. Life Magazine.

Downtown Parking Meters, Omaha, Nebraska, 1938.  Photo by John Vachon.

A little girl practices her written Chinese in a character-writing class. San Francisco, Circa 1950s. Photo by Jon Brenneis.

Memorial Day traffic. Boston, 1949. Photo by Cornell Capa for Life Magazine.

Saying goodbye in Pennsylvania Station before returning to duty. New York, 1944. Photo by By Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine.

Fourth of July near Chapel Hill where rural filling stations become community centers and general loafing grounds. North Carolina, 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

Row houses with hanging laundry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, 1938.

United States Army 1st Infantry Division soldiers approaching Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. June 6, 1944.

Pennsylvania Train Station. New York, New York, 1943. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine.

Child Labor - Pin Setters (Pin Monkeys) in a subway tunnel late at night , Brooklyn, NY 1919.

Mowing lawns to earn extra money during the summer, 1954. Photo by Walter Sanders for Life Magazine.

Salvation Army workers sing to an organ in front of a Woolworth store. New York, 1940.  Photo by Lee Sievan.

Italian family looking for lost baggage at Ellis Island. New York, 1905. Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

A 17-year-old civil rights demonstrator, defying an anti-parade ordinance in Birmingham, Alabama, is attacked by a police dog on May 3, 1963. Photo by Bill Hudson.

Crowds of people waiting to see Radio City Music Hall’s Easter show. New York, 1961. Photo by Yale Joel for Life Magazine.

Old house in Upper Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, 1940. Photo by Jack Delano.

Pittsburgh streets at night, Circa 1907.

Children playing on an “ocean wave” at recess. Illinois, 1946. Photo by Bernard Hoffman for Life Magazine.

A Texaco gas station under a cloud filled sky along a stretch of Route 66 in Arizona, 1947. Photo by Andreas Feininger.

A scene from Beach Blanket Bingo shown at a drive-in movie theater in Florida, 1965.

Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, 93, was part of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division who parachuted over Utah Beach 70 years ago this day as a part of the Allied invasion of France. In honor of that anniversary, Martin decided to recreate the jump he made back in 1944, uniform and all.  And when asked how this jump compared to the original? “It didn’t (compare), because there wasn’t anybody shooting at me today.” Source – CNN, 2014

Additional References ____________________________________

Special thanks to the following additional online collection sources and archives... Tumblr, Pinterest, Shorpy, Life Magazine, Historical Times,  Histoire-fanatique, Getty Images, Harris & Ewing, The Nifty Fifties, Farm Security Administration, Classicland, History Wars, Historic Photo, Houk Gallery, Mundovigilia, Those Old Times, The Story in Pictures, National Photo Company, Office of War Information, United States Armed Forces, NASA, Detroit Publishing Company... 

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