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    • Flood, 1907, Louisville, Ky.

    • Flood, 1907, Louisville, Ky.

    • Floods; Buildings

    • A wide view of many buildings partially submerged in water. A spire is visible in the left foreground, and many shot-gun style buildings can be seen with water up at the middle of their windows. The Ohio River is visible in the background....
    • Winter mill scene on a painter's palette.

    • Winter mill scene on a painter's palette.

    • Greeting cards; Palettes; Paintings; Snow; Mills; Bridges

    • A winter mill scene painted on a painter's palette. The scene includes a water mill, mill house, bridge, and pine trees. Paintbrushes stick out of the thumb hole of the palette, which stands against a woodgrain background. "Valentine" is...
    • Betty.

    • Betty.

    • Women; Flowers

    • A young woman poses outdoors wearing a long dress and holding flowers. The woman is the photographer's niece, Elizabeth Matthews, who was the real-life model for the character Betty Lewis in the Little Colonel books written by Annie Fellows...
    • Adler Planetarium, Grant Park, Chicago.

    • Adler Planetarium, Grant Park, Chicago.

    • Planetaria; Domes; Adler Planetarium and Astronomical Museum

    • Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Illinois. The planetarium is seen in isolation. It has a large dome and a sign over the entrance reads "The Adler Planetarium." Text printed on verso reads, "The $1,000,000 Adler Planetarium comprising an...
    • Everett piano.

    • Everett piano.

    • Pianos; Pianists; Singers

    • Advertising card for the Everett Piano Company. One woman plays piano while another woman sings from sheet music. The two women are dressed in long Edwardian formal gowns. There are other men and women in formal attire seated near them. Stamped...
    • Stern necessity.

    • Stern necessity.

    • Women; Boys; African Americans; Sewing; Thread; Caricatures; Ethnic stereotypes

    • African American woman sews up a patch on a young boys pants as he lays across her lap. The facial expressions are stereotypical portrayals of blacks in the early 20th century. This image depicts African Americans in a stereotyped fashion that may...
    • French soldiers writing letters, circa 1915.

    • French soldiers writing letters, circa 1915.

    • World War, 1914-1918--France; Soldiers; Military training; Writing; Classrooms; Mourning clothing & dress

    • André Jeunet's close friend, Godet, and another soldier sit in a classroom writing letters home. The number of their military unit, France's 139e Régiment d'Infanterie, is clearly visible on the collar of Godet's uniform. The second soldier, also...
    • Christmas peace be thine.

    • Christmas peace be thine.

    • Christmas cards; Angels; Wind instruments; Heralds; Holly

    • Angel playing horn. The angel wears a red robe with a multi-colored cape; its wings are golden and red. It has a golden halo; the background is also gold. Holly vines and berries decorate the bottom of the card and one sprig hangs down near the...
    • Ashland, homestead of Henry Clay.

    • Ashland, homestead of Henry Clay.

    • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852--Homes & haunts--Kentucky--Lexington; Dwellings

    • Ashland, an ivy-covered brick home consisting of a two story central portion and a one story "wing" on either side; front view. A red and white striped awning covers a balcony above the main entrance. Published by Wrenn & King....
    • Thanksgiving.

    • Thanksgiving.

    • Cornucopias; Greeting cards; Fruit; Grapes

    • Banner over short poem and two cornucopias. The banner reads, "Thanksgiving," and the poem reads "May the golden horn of plenty / with blessings overflowing / pour forth it's [sic] store on you and your's [sic] / in measure ever...
    • Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Greeting cards; Fruit; Apples; Pears; Grapes; Baskets

    • Basket on its side, with fruit tumbling out. A note beside the basket reads, "To greet you." Fruit includes apples, a pear, and grapes. Copyright, S. Garre, 1909. Identified on verso as "No. 51670."
    • Young women swimming in ocean.

    • Young women swimming in ocean.

    • Women; Swimming; Oceans; Bathing suits

    • Bathing beauties in early 20th century swimming attire. Three of the women are partially submerged in the water. The fourth is standing on the shore, wearing a bathing dress and holding a cloth (perhaps a towel); she also wears shoes with...
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