Tag: New York
October 29 marks the 85th anniversary of Wall Street’s most infamous day, Black Tuesday. While the crash alone did not cause the Great Depression, the sharp drop in stock prices symbolized the end of the Roaring Twenties and the beginning of a decade of hardship. As prices plummeted, many lost their life savings. Many more lost […]
The photographs featured this week come from digital photographic series (born-digital and scans) that are now available or will be available in our Online Public Access (OPA) catalog. They are series 434-LB, 406-NSB and 311-MAD. The photos used for 311-MAD are accretions to an already existing digital series and these additions will appear in OPA […]
Posted by Billy Wade on April 4, 2014, under Born-Digital Photography, Digitization, Electronic Records, Photo of the Week, Photographs.
This week in Universal News, the New Year is celebrated in the United States and Cuba. 1933 would be the year that Prohibition was repealed, although the festivities evident in this story certainly do not seem lacking. From the release sheet: BIG CITIES CELEBRATE AS 1932 PASSES OUT; GAILY WELCOME 1933 Unprecedented whoppee and revelry […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on December 31, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Universal News Collection.
Photographs posted this week come from one of my favorite series, “Airscapes” of American and Foreign Areas, 1917 – 1964″ (18-AA). Click on the images below to view higher resolution versions. Local Identifier: 18-AA-138-5. Washington, D.C. – Keystone Bombardment airplanes of 2nd Bombardment Group. April 23, 1931. Local Identifier: 18-AA-139-2. Washington, D.C. – Griffith Stadium. […]
Posted by Billy Wade on September 13, 2013, under Digitization, Photo of the Week, Photographs.
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