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Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Francisco, California

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Franc...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Das Volk wählt Liste 1 Nationalsozialisten Reichstagswahl 6.11.32 / WEM.

Das Volk wählt Liste 1 Nationalsozialisten Reichstagswahl 6.11.32 / WE...

Poster announcing political campaign for the Nazi party in Germany, showing a large number 1 (indicating first on the list) rising out of a huge swastika with throngs of people streaming toward the openings in ... More

Wir schaffen das neue Deutschland! Denkt an die Opfer-wählt Nationalsozialisten Liste 1 / Witte.

Wir schaffen das neue Deutschland! Denkt an die Opfer-wählt Nationalso...

Propaganda poster announcing political campaign for the Nazi party in Germany, showing two soldiers, one with a bandage around his head. The poster states that the National Socialists are creating a new Germany... More

[Large group, mostly men, surrounds couples jitterbug dancing on a dance floor, with a photographer in the foreground and the audience in raised seating on the left] / photo by Alan Fisher.

[Large group, mostly men, surrounds couples jitterbug dancing on a dan...

Title devised by Library staff. NYWT&S staff photo. Date stamped on verso: Jun 13 1938. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

[Actress Mary Pickford, a strong supporter of women's rights, buys the first sheet of equal rights seals.]

[Actress Mary Pickford, a strong supporter of women's rights, buys the...

Summary: Informal portrait, half-length, Mary Pickford, seated, facing left with head turned toward camera, wearing a suit and hat, and holding a sheet of Equal Rights seals. Title derived by Library of Congres... More

Frances B. Johnston's car and Huntley [Ruff] at the Wheel Inn, Morganton, N.C.

Frances B. Johnston's car and Huntley [Ruff] at the Wheel Inn, Morgant...

Photo shows Huntely Ruff who drove the photographer Frances B. Johnston while she documented historic buildings for the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. Title from item. Forms part of: Frances ... More

Installing one of the 4 motors on the transport plane at Willow Run

Installing one of the 4 motors on the transport plane at Willow Run

Photo shows the Willow Run manufacturing plant, run by the Ford Motor Company near Ypsilanti, Michigan, which made the B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa

Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in the...

Photograph shows Marcella Hart at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right.

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Book talks, 12:15 to 12:45 noon hour, every Thursday Nov. thru Apr.

Book talks, 12:15 to 12:45 noon hour, every Thursday Nov. thru Apr.

Poster for book talks at the Chicago Public Library, showing the sun. Date stamped on verso: Nov 1 1940. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).

Smoking stacks attract attacks Don't invite disaster / / PvP.

Smoking stacks attract attacks Don't invite disaster / / PvP.

Poster for Thirteenth Naval District, United States Navy, showing smoke coming from smokestack of ship, Japanese submarine in foreground. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress). Pr... More

14th Illinois cattle feeders meeting Nov. 8, 1940, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

14th Illinois cattle feeders meeting Nov. 8, 1940, University of Illin...

Poster announcing annual cattle feeders meeting, showing head of a cow. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress). Date stamped on verso: Mar 25 1941.

[U.S. paratroopers landing in New Guinea] / U.S. Army A.A.F. photo.

[U.S. paratroopers landing in New Guinea] / U.S. Army A.A.F. photo.

Title devised by Library staff. Caption on verso: Photograph shows another view of the U.S. paratroops landing in New Guinea. Below and to the right of the leading plane may be seen several parachutes in variou... More

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Milk - for health, good teeth, vitality, endurance, strong bones

Milk - for health, good teeth, vitality, endurance, strong bones

Poster for Cleveland Division of Health promoting milk, showing a large bottle of milk next to couples smiling, playing golf, tennis, and two babies. Date stamped on verso: Jul 20 1940. Work Projects Administra... More

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