LOC finds of the day – Doing things, and not doing things..

Historic June 20, 2012 3:53 pm

I hope wherever you are its not as hot and gross as it is here in New York.. or maybe you love it and in that case I’m happy for you. Until I become less bitter, I’ll stick with my AC and LOC hunting..


Frank G. Carpenter in a garden [between ca. 1900 and 1916] - Library of Congress

Lititz, Pennsylvania. Emma Dougherty who does a man's work for a man's pay, cleaning out her end-grinding machine: Collins, Marjory, 1912-1985, photographer - Library of Congress

Title: The statesman's playtime--Hon. William H. Taft on the golf links, at Hot Springs, Va.  c1908 Dec. 30 - Library of Congress

Circleville, Ohio's "Hooverville" (see general caption). Begins to talk: "No man in the United States had the trouble I had since 1931. No man. Don't talk to me. I'm deaf. I lost my farm in 1931. I went to work in an acid factory. I got acid spilt on me; burnt my nose and made me blind. Then I get those awful headaches. I've been to lots of doctors, but that doesn't help me. They come on at sundown. No man in the United States had the trouble I had since 1931." (This last repeated many times through his talking.) "No man. It must be getting on to 6 o'clock now. My head's beginning to pain." Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer: 1938 Summer - Library of Congress

Aboard a trawler. The net comes aboard. Each net (there are two) usually drags about an hour, is then brought aboard by the power winch. Crew and captain work on "shares." Commonly one share to each man, one to captain and one to boat. Captain maintains boat. Provincetown, Massachusetts: Rosskam, Edwin, 1903-, photographer: Library of Congress

General Sir Robert Garrett with officers of the 46th South Devonshire Regiment: Fenton, Roger, 1819-1869, photographer Date Created/Published: 1855  - Library of Congress

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