1. todaysdocument:

Coming out at noon, Merrimac Mills. All workers, even the boys at the side of the gate. Huntsville, Ala., 11/18/1910

From the series National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine.

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    Coming out at noon, Merrimac Mills. All workers, even the boys at the side of the gate. Huntsville, Ala., 11/18/1910

    From the series National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine.

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  1. losangelespast:

The #11 Temple Street bus enters the Hill Street tunnel, Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles, 1953.
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    The #11 Temple Street bus enters the Hill Street tunnel, Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles, 1953.

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  1. theparisreview:

“In 1951, Vivian moved to New York at twenty-five-years-old and worked in a sweat shop for a while until she would become a nanny for the next forty years on and off. When she had days off, she would walk the streets of Chicago or New York, most often using her Rollieflex camera, photographing everyone and everything from the well-dressed shoppers to homeless people and even her own reflection.”
Messy Nessy Chic highlights the photography of Vivian Maier, whose work was unseen until bought at a Chicago auction by real estate agent and historical hobbyist John Maloof. Check out more of her photography here and watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary film, Finding Vivian Maier.

Mystery, intrigue and steller street photographs. — heidi View in High-Res

    theparisreview:

    “In 1951, Vivian moved to New York at twenty-five-years-old and worked in a sweat shop for a while until she would become a nanny for the next forty years on and off. When she had days off, she would walk the streets of Chicago or New York, most often using her Rollieflex camera, photographing everyone and everything from the well-dressed shoppers to homeless people and even her own reflection.”

    Messy Nessy Chic highlights the photography of Vivian Maier, whose work was unseen until bought at a Chicago auction by real estate agent and historical hobbyist John Maloof. Check out more of her photography here and watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary film, Finding Vivian Maier.

    Mystery, intrigue and steller street photographs. — heidi

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  1. I have some thoughts about this photo and its caption, but I shall keep them to myself. =:oX — Tanya Ballard Brown
USNatArchivesExhibits:

Today is National Chocolate Day! This is a photo of the American Red Cross distributing chocolate and cigarettes to wounded Americans in France during WWI (1917 - 1918). What is your favorite type of chocolate?
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    I have some thoughts about this photo and its caption, but I shall keep them to myself. =:oX — Tanya Ballard Brown

    USNatArchivesExhibits:

    Today is National Chocolate Day! This is a photo of the American Red Cross distributing chocolate and cigarettes to wounded Americans in France during WWI (1917 - 1918).

    What is your favorite type of chocolate?

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    What's Cooking Uncle Sam?

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  1. todaysdocument:

RIP, Steve Jobs.
Thanks in part to Steve Jobs, the computer has evolved from the 27-ton ENIAC (“Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator”) requiring multiple human operators to a 4-oz iPhone that could be resting in your pocket right now.
How does this compare to your first computer?  Did it use a keyboard and mouse or just punchcards?  Did it have a touchscreen or just paper tape?
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    RIP, Steve Jobs.

    Thanks in part to Steve Jobs, the computer has evolved from the 27-ton ENIAC (“Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator”) requiring multiple human operators to a 4-oz iPhone that could be resting in your pocket right now.

    How does this compare to your first computer?  Did it use a keyboard and mouse or just punchcards?  Did it have a touchscreen or just paper tape?

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  1. todaysdocument:

    The Peace Corps Act - September 22, 1961

    On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed the executive order establishing the Peace Corps. On September 22, 1961, Congress approved the legislation that formally authorized the Peace Corps. Goals of the Peace Corps included: 1) helping the people of interested countries and areas meet their needs for trained workers; 2) helping promote a better understanding of Americans in countries where volunteers served; and 3) helping promote a better understanding of peoples of other nations on the part of Americans.

  2. Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

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September 21 - MiG-15 from a North Korean Defector

HQ. FEAF, TOKYO —- Pictured here is the Russian-built MIG-15 fighter interceptor which was flown to a U.S. Air Force base at Kimpo near Seoul Monday September 21, by a North Korean officer pilot, in a daring flight to freedom. The flier was interviewed by world-wide press media representatives Tuesday, September 22. The MIG-15 is being studied by U.S. Air Force authorities. ca. 09/22/1953

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    September 21 - MiG-15 from a North Korean Defector

    HQ. FEAF, TOKYO —- Pictured here is the Russian-built MIG-15 fighter interceptor which was flown to a U.S. Air Force base at Kimpo near Seoul Monday September 21, by a North Korean officer pilot, in a daring flight to freedom. The flier was interviewed by world-wide press media representatives Tuesday, September 22. The MIG-15 is being studied by U.S. Air Force authorities. ca. 09/22/1953

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  1. todaysdocument:

United Nations troops fighting in the streets of Seoul, Korea. 09/20/1950
Days after their amphibious landing at Inchon, UN forces began their push to liberate Seoul from North Korean forces.
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    United Nations troops fighting in the streets of Seoul, Korea. 09/20/1950

    Days after their amphibious landing at Inchon, UN forces began their push to liberate Seoul from North Korean forces.

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Not ready to let go of summer
On the beach, Palm Beach, Fla. (ca. 1900-1906, Library of Congress)
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    Not ready to let go of summer

    On the beach, Palm Beach, Fla. (ca. 1900-1906, Library of Congress)

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  1. lookhigh:

That’s what I want
adistinctivetaste:

Today in History: The first ATM Machine opens for business, 1969. 
I think service charges were .05
Shout out to:ovadiaandsons

    lookhigh:

    That’s what I want

    adistinctivetaste:

    Today in History: The first ATM Machine opens for business, 1969.

    I think service charges were .05

    Shout out to:ovadiaandsons

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