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oldbookillustrations:

Captain Filcher explains how the aristocracy behave.
John Leech, from Stanley Thorn vol. 1, by Henry Cockton, London, 1841.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Captain Filcher explains how the aristocracy behave.

John Leech, from Stanley Thorn vol. 1, by Henry Cockton, London, 1841.

(Source: archive.org)

cosmicquestor48:

Victorian house Santa Cruz, CA

cosmicquestor48:

Victorian house Santa Cruz, CA

Source: Library of Congress

Source: Library of Congress

heck-yeah-old-tech:

Vintage camera technology, photographed with vintage cameras. 1960s

Inception!

teachingliteracy:

erinxavier:

The Reader, Union Station Los Angeles CA

Erin Xavier

#streetphotography

Postcard from Engel’s Hotel and Restaurant, circa 1900

Postcard from Engel’s Hotel and Restaurant, circa 1900

usagov:

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From the Ford Library Museum:

Nelson Rockefeller, Vice President-Designate

President Ford nominated Nelson Rockefeller, the former Governor of New York, as his Vice President on August 20, 1974. 

Selecting a Vice President had been one of President Ford’s main priorities after taking office. He requested recommendations from the members of his Cabinet and Congressional leaders. By the end of his first week as President he had narrowed his choice down to five candidates, and after careful deliberation he asked Rockefeller to take the position.

After announcing the nomination President Ford introduced Rockefeller for a brief press conference.I think he will make a great teammate,” he said. “I think he will be good for the country, I think he will be good for the world, and I am looking forward to working with him.”

Vice President-designate Rockefeller fielded questions about why he accepted a job he had previously turned down during other administrations and the confirmation process. Although he didn’t know what his specific duties would be yet he stated, I am deeply honored and should I be confirmed by the Congress, will look forward to the privilege and honor of serving the President of the United States and, as I said in the other room, through him all of the people of this great country.”

After four months of extended hearings Rockefeller was confirmed and sworn in as the 41st Vice President of the United States on December 19, 1974, becoming the second person to fill the office under the 25th Amendment.

Images: President Ford and Nelson A. Rockefeller in the Oval Office as the President prepares his message to Congress nominating Rockefeller as Vice President, 8/20/1974; Message of President Gerald R. Ford nominating Nelson A. Rockefeller to be Vice President of the United States, 08/20/1974, from the Records of the U.S. Senate.

rusticmeetsvintage:

Folk Magazine via Instagram 

rusticmeetsvintage:

Folk Magazine via Instagram 

December 1942. “Checking electrical wiring assemblies for B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombers at the Boeing plant in Seattle.” Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information.

December 1942. “Checking electrical wiring assemblies for B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombers at the Boeing plant in Seattle.” Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information.

vintascope:

Misc Victorian Cards & Scrap 053

vintascope:

Misc Victorian Cards & Scrap 053

hclib:

Minnesota Woman Working at the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant

Between 1941 and 1976 (with some pauses between WWII, Korea, and the Vietnam wars), the United States Army operated a munitions factory about half an hour from downtown Minneapolis, in New Brighton, MN. Originally the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant, renamed the Twin Cities Arsenal in 1946 and then finally as the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in 1963, its workers produced small arms ammunition. Unsurprisingly, it was at its most busy during World War II, when it was staffed almost exclusively by women. The women working there were indispensable to the war effort, not just in the munitions they produced, but in their likenesses.

All of the above photos were printed in Minneapolis newspapers in 1942 and 1943 both as simple reporting, but also as propaganda: the United States had resources, was producing munitions like mad, and the work was being done by strong, attractive women.

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This post was researched and written by Special Collections Intern James Morrow. James spent the summer working on various components of the Minneapolis Historic Photo Collection in the Hennepin County Library Special Collections.

retrogasm:

American Beer

retrogasm:

American Beer