Color view of Hollywood Boulevard at night, 1950’s.
Bridesmaids at a wedding in Harlem, NYC, 1962. Photography by Bruce Davidson.
“A man was lynched yesterday” ca. 1938 (LOC)
In conjunction with the anti-lynching campaign, in 1920 the NAACP began flying a flag from the windows of its headquarters at 69 Fifth Avenue when a lynching occurred. The threat of losing its lease forced the NAACP to discontinue the practice in 1938.
A natural swimming hole in Prairie Creek Park in California, June 1938.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic
Angels Flight cars Sinai and Olivet cross paths above Clay Street, Los Angeles,1948.
A view of Halley’s Comet from the Lick Observatory on June 6, 1910
After realizing a woman was participating in the Boston Marathon, organizer Jock Semple went after Katherine Switzer to stop her from competing. Other male runners held him back so she could finish fairly.