Tag: U. S. History

Downtown Greensboro, Georgia – the checker game at the service station was popular in 1939

Greensboro is the county seat of Greene County, Georgia. Photojournalist Marion Post Wolcott took these photographs in 1939 of Greensboro, Georgia as she traveled in the area. Traveling to Greensboro, Georgia was very different in 1939. Horses on the road were … Read More

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The Great Depression – [vintage picture/films] – I didn’t know there were riots like this

On March 6, 1930 International Unemployment Day was held which was a coordinated international campaign of marches and demonstrations, marked by hundreds of thousands of people in major cities around the world taking to the streets to protest mass unemployment … Read More

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Imagine your child of 10-12 working in a factory like this – [photographs from 1900s]

During the early 1900’s, child labor was a major problem across the United States. Instead of attending school, many underage children worked to supplement family income. Even though child labor had been condemned in America since the early 1800’s, it … Read More

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Amazing pictures of the burning of the White House in 1812 – with the official British report of what took place!

This is a picture of the White House after it was burned by the British in the War of 1812. On June 12, 1812, the United States of America declared war on Great Britain. There had been a long period … Read More

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[cool 1930s pictures & film] Middlesboro, Kentucky, a city with 3.6 mile meteor crater comes back strong after a flooding disaster

Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky is located one mile west of the Cumberland Gap. The city was incorporated in 1890 as “Middlesborough”, named after the town of Middlesbrough on the south bank of the River Tees in what was then the … Read More

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