1865. “Charleston Orphan Asylum, 160 Calhoun Street, used as a hospital for wounded Federal soldiers.” From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, 1863-1865.” Wet-plate glass negative, half of stereograph pair, photographer unknown.
Children Playing in the Snow, 1919
This photograph of children playing and sledding in the snow was on the cover of the January 1919 Norwester magazine. On page 18 of the issue is an article titled “Snow” by George S. Burba, the editor of the Columbus Dispatch. In the article he discusses how snow is formed and implores readers to enjoy it. He presents an impassioned description of the snow as a “wavy, warpy garment of purity to shut out the North Wind, the biting tongue that would lap up the tender, growing plants of the earth.”
Orphan Asylum, Brooklyn, ca. 1872-1887.
George Bradford Brainerd (American, 1845-1887). Orphan Asylum, Brooklyn, ca. 1872-1887
- Title: [African American children playing singing games, Eatonville, Florida]
- Creator(s): Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002, photographer
- Date Created/Published: 1935 June.
louisiana flood and refugees of 1912
—-“The flood of 1912 was caused by a combination of high waters from the Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennessee rivers, and the Mississippi River above Cairo. Below Memphis, the St. Francis and White rivers added additional waters to the flood. The flood started about the middle of March, but its destructive potential was not known at the time. There were two crests of the Mississippi River at Memphis in 1912. The river first reached flood stage on March 24 and did not fall below it for sixty days. The greatest crest occurred.” On April 6, when the stage was 45.3 feet, five feet above the previous high-water mark in 1907. The second crest of 38.9 feet occurred on May 10.”