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Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Walter Reed Hospital flu ward." One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection. Harris & Ewing

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Walter Reed Hospital flu ward." One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection. Harris & Ewing

The Ingalls family in 1891.  From left to right:  Caroline ("Ma"), Carrie, Laura, Charles ("Pa"), Grace, and Mary.

The Ingalls family in 1891. From left to right: Caroline ("Ma"), Carrie, Laura, Charles ("Pa"), Grace, and Mary.

I had to write this sternly-worded letter because NAWL! Dear Johnson Publishing Company, I read a story in the Chicago Tribune called “Johnson Publishing to sell historic photo archive” and I had to write you a letter because my spirit was bothered. I posted it on Facebook and everyone did ...

I had to write this sternly-worded letter because NAWL! Dear Johnson Publishing Company, I read a story in the Chicago Tribune called “Johnson Publishing to sell historic photo archive” and I had to write you a letter because my spirit was bothered. I posted it on Facebook and everyone did ...

Awesome little building.  Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Convent Postmistress: 1939

Awesome little building. Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Convent Postmistress: 1939

mudwerks:  “ Wired: 1922 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive  New York. April 18, 1922. “Muzio.” The Metropolitan Opera soprano Claudia Muzio and her radio-controlled dog. Bain News Service. View full size.  ”

mudwerks: “ Wired: 1922 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive New York. April 18, 1922. “Muzio.” The Metropolitan Opera soprano Claudia Muzio and her radio-controlled dog. Bain News Service. View full size. ”

Dead Fred - The Desperate Genealogist's Idea Book: Creative Ways to Outsmart Your Elusive Ancestors

Dead Fred - The Desperate Genealogist's Idea Book: Creative Ways to Outsmart Your Elusive Ancestors

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: 1939. "Knight House, Greensboro vicinity, Hale County, Alabama. Gothic Revival two-story frame built c. 1840." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: 1939. "Knight House, Greensboro vicinity, Hale County, Alabama. Gothic Revival two-story frame built c. 1840." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

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