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Historic Images of America
Historic Images of America
Historic Images of America

Historic Images of America

Arcadia Publishing's iconic Images of America books chronicle the history of US small towns and downtowns, detailing often forgotten aspects of American life.

On this day in history, April 23, 1928: Shirley Temple Black, America's Little Darling," was born in Santa Monica, CA. Though this child star's film career started at age three, Temple rose to international fame two years later with the movie "Bright Eyes" (pictured here) and its musical hit "On the Good Ship Lollipop."

Nelson Jackson and his dog Bud were the first people to cross the US in an automobile in 1903. They drove a Winton automobile and the trip took 63 days. There were no cross-country roads or highways and many times he had to follow rail-road tracks. Oldsmobile and Packard tried to race him but their cars broke down from from the finish line in NYC.

Buster, a roller skating rooster, navigates Cathy Henderson's legs. Photo publshed in the Times. Oct. 12, 1952. Photo by Leigh Wiener.

This is the great John Henry "Pop" Lloyd, shortstop for Bacharach Giants in Atlantic City. Lloyd was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. Photo courtesy Atlantic City Free Library.

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Love my kitty cat so much!

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball (MLB) made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted based upon his play in the Negro leagues.

Turning page / Pasando página (ilustración de Rudi Hurzlmeier)

Woolworth Building, New York, 1926. That guy waving his hat is literally in the air,crazy!

On the far right of this 1950 photo is Jackie Robinson, who made his immortal debut on April 15, 1947, becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball history. Next to him? Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Dan Bankhead, who on this day 65 years ago took the mound in the second inning and became MLB's first-ever black pitcher.

On this day in history, April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. At the age of 28, Robinson was called up from the Brooklyn Dodgers farm team and became the first African American athlete to play in a major league baseball game. Pictured here: Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson exchange thoughts on the prospects for the revolutionary 1947 season. Photo courtesy of Transcendental Graphics.

On this day in history, April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. At the age of 28, Robinson was called up from the Brooklyn Dodgers farm team and became the first African American athlete to play in a major league baseball game. Pictured here: Robinson at the Dodgers' spring training camp in Cuba. Photo courtesy of Transcendental Graphics.

On this day in history, April 14, 1964: Writer, marine biologist and ecologist Rachel Carson died at her home in Maryland. Carson is best remembered for her book "Silent Spring" and her warnings about the harmful effects of pesticides on the environment. Many credit her with initiating the environmental movement. (Photograph by Edwin Gray, courtesy Connecticut College.)

Ford's Theatre. On this day in history, April 14, 1865: Just five days after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by actor and Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC. Lincoln died the following morning in the William Petersen house across the street from the theatre.

John Wilkes Booth. On this day in history, April 14, 1865: Just five days after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by actor and Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC. Lincoln died the following morning in the William Petersen house across the street from the theatre.

On this day in history, April 14, 1865: Just five days after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by actor and Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC. Lincoln died the following morning in the William Petersen house across the street from the theatre.

On this day in history, April 8, 1974: Henry "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record. Hank Aaron, in his last season with the Atlanta Braves, hit his 715th HR off of the Los Angeles Dodgers' Al Downing.

Cool Papa Bell Kansas City Monarchs

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Negro League Baseball broadside (advertisement) featuring Kansas City Monarchs pitching phenom, Satchel Paige.