Images of American Cities

27 Jan

79s

Workman, perched on the end of a beam, bolting together the framework of the Empire State Building, New York City, 1930.

62s

Residents in front of a dilapidated frame house in Kansas City, ca. 1900

56
Smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886-model bicycle for two. The South Portico of the White House, Washington, D.C., in the background.

From http://www.archives.gov/research/american-cities/

There are some terrific photographs in that collection; they’re organised loosely around the notion of the ‘city life’, but I think in a lot of cases little more was known about the subject of the photographs than the city it was taken in.

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