Initiative needed here. Washington, D.C., June 3. Initiative was certainly needed when Clarence Jackson, diminutive news photographer, was sent to get a closeup of policeman Edward F. Brown, 6 foot, 9 1/2 inch arm of the law who guards the entrance to the Senate cloakroom at the Capitol. Jackson got the picture even though he had to resort to a desk to get on speaking terms with the huge policeman. Photo by Harris & Ewing, 1938. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.24695

Initiative needed here. Washington, D.C., June 3. Initiative was certainly needed when Clarence Jackson, diminutive news photographer, was sent to get a closeup of policeman Edward F. Brown, 6 foot, 9 1/2 inch arm of the law who guards the entrance to the Senate cloakroom at the Capitol. Jackson got the picture even though he had to resort to a desk to get on speaking terms with the huge policeman. Photo by Harris & Ewing, 1938. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.24695

Doughnut eating contest. Photo by National Photo Company Collection, 1922 May 20. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/npcc.06242

Doughnut eating contest. Photo by National Photo Company Collection, 1922 May 20. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/npcc.06242

André Kertész, (American, 1894-1985), Trio (Trio Raczkeve), 1923, reprinted 1980, Silver print. Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts.

André Kertész, (American, 1894-1985), Trio (Trio Raczkeve), 1923, reprinted 1980, Silver print. Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts.

Grof Karolyi Laszlo Foti Uradalom - half liter milk glass bottle cca 1908 Hungary Fot | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Grof Karolyi Laszlo Foti Uradalom - half liter milk glass bottle cca 1908 Hungary Fot | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

[William Andrew Johnson, former slave to former President Andrew Johnson, who was presented with a silver handled cane by President Roosevelt on a visit to Washington in 1937. Photo taken on steps of U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.] Photo by Harris & Ewing, 1937. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.22206

[William Andrew Johnson, former slave to former President Andrew Johnson, who was presented with a silver handled cane by President Roosevelt on a visit to Washington in 1937. Photo taken on steps of U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.] Photo by Harris & Ewing, 1937. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.22206

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firsttimeuser: Frances Benjamin Johnston. Fancy step around the classroom, 1899 Teaching proper deportment is sadly lacking in today’s education system.

Blog post: “Caught Our Eyes: Santa Gets Credentials” by Barbara Natanson, December 24, 2013. Pictured: Santa Claus receives aeroplane pilot's license from Assistant Secretary of Commerce... / Harris & Ewing. [1927 November or December]. Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Blog post: “Caught Our Eyes: Santa Gets Credentials” by Barbara Natanson, December 24, 2013. Pictured: Santa Claus receives aeroplane pilot's license from Assistant Secretary of Commerce... / Harris & Ewing. [1927 November or December]. Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Photographer Friedrich Paneth documented his family's travel and adventures across decades.

Early 1900s photo album captures the evolution of one loving family

Photographer Friedrich Paneth documented his family's travel and adventures across decades.

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