Philadelphia, November 1839. "Robert Cornelius, self-portrait facing front, arms crossed. Inscription on backing: The first light-picture ever taken. 1839." One of the first photographs made in the United States, this quarter-plate daguerreotype, taken in the yard of the Cornelius family's lamp-making business in Philadelphia, is said to be the earliest photographic portrait of a person.

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:::::::::: Antique Photograph :::::::::: Young Mother holding a photograph of the child she is mourning.

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Miss America 1924 Actually 1921 was the first & it started in Atlantic City with only a few entered and was not called Miss America as they first gave the trophy as Miss Mermaid I think. Then later it became the Miss America Pageant.

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John Quincy Adams, 1843. Earliest known photograph of a U.S. president.

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Vendors and pedestrians along a steep staircase in Hong Kong, November 1934.Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic

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Prohibition period in the united states

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+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Adorable siblings with cats!

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James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, as a (good-looking) young man

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Zeppelin near the Empire State Building under construction (1931)

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Tah It Way, Native American of the Calumet Tribe, photograhed by Edward Curtis in 1905. Tah It Way, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, peace pipe on right.

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Hazel Ying Lee was the first Chinese American woman to fly for the United States military.

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Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

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Harriet Quimby was the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States in 1911. S)

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Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for United States President.

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Quanah Parker, Comanche Indian Chief, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding feathers, in front of tepee. It was taken in between 1909 and 1932.

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Helen Richey (1909 – 1947) was a pioneering female aviator and the first woman to be hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the United States. Richey also was the first woman sworn in to pilot air mail and one of the first female flight instructors.

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slave children

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THUMMER, SAMUEL AMPUTATION OF ARM. [gangrene] Rank CPL, Company F, Regiment 209, State PENN, MOS, VOLUNTEERS, Battle PETERSBURG, VA [Civil War] Date of Injury 2 APR 1865

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During the early years of the Depression in the United States, over 250,000 children were homeless, and, in some areas, 90% were malnourished. (Indiana University Press)

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+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Striking portrait of a Young African American Woman.

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