It was the 5th largest industry in the USA but it has almost disappeared. Do you know what it was?

At the peak of popularity, this industry employed over 100,000 people and was in almost every city in the country. Now there is little evidence that it even existed. As cities grew, mass transit became very important for moving people … Read More

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[1930s photos & story] Lake Dick, Arkansas represents the most socialistically oriented of the many cooperative farms

Click here to see more stunning photographs of the Lake Dick project in Arkansas. Lake Dick, Arkansas represents a unique experience in American agricultural history because it is one of a small number of communal farms established and operated by … Read More

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President Washington & the Circle of Brilliants celebrated the 1st Anniversary of the French Alliance in this house

*Note: Some of the language below may be a little antiquated because its excerpts and transcriptions from a the book -Transcription from Historic Houses of New Jersey By Weymer Jay Mills .J. B. Lippincott Company – written in 1902 = … Read More

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Farming in Clark County, Kentucky in 1916 required the help of the whole family as can be seen in these remarkable photographs below – many have names of the families

Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States. … Read More

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