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Harley Honey: 1937

Harley Honey: 1937

Old photo of a woman on a vintage 1930s Harley-Davidson. She was the first woman to get a motorcycle license in Washington, D.C.. The description with the photo: "Although she weights only 88 pounds--one-third of the machine she rides, Mrs. Sally Halterman is the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia.

WWI Submarine L-1 (SS-40): 1918

WWI Submarine L-1 (SS-40): 1918

Old photo of USS L-1 (SS-40), a World War One L-class submarine of the U.S. Navy, taken between 1914 and 1918. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Monitor U.S.S. Miantonomoh: 1892

Monitor U.S.S. Miantonomoh: 1892

The USS Miantonomoh was a U.S. Navy iron-hulled, twin-screw, double-turreted monitor of the Amphitrite class. She was used to help blockade ports in the Spanish-American War. Photo taken in 1892 by photographer Edward H. Hart. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Living the Good Life: 1937

Living the Good Life: 1937

Old 1930s photo of woman opening the door of a big, beautiful antique convertible. Photograph taken in 1937 by FSA photographer John Vachon. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Salty Dogs: 1893

Salty Dogs: 1893

Crew of the armored cruiser U.S.S. New York (ACR-2) standing at the breech of an eight inch gun. The New York was active in the Spanish-American War. Great old photo showing vintage U.S. Navy uniforms taken by photographer Edward H. Hart between 1893 and 1901. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 inch glass negative.

Ore for Industry: 1907

Ore for Industry: 1907

Great old Lake Erie shipping industry photo of freighter E.A.S. Clarke of the Interlake Steamship Co. at a pier in Cleveland, Ohio. The Clarke was built in 1907 in Superior, Wisconsin by the Superior Ship Building Company. It is being unloaded at the Pennsylvania Railroad ore docks using a Hulett automatic ore unloader. Photo taken in 1943 by photographer Jack Delano.

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