Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Iron Horse

The Iron Horse, or Steam Locomotive is probably as responsible as anything for taming the West, and leading to a country that stretched from shore to shore. This is a wonderful photograph of some of these majestic machines. The photo shows the Chicago and Northwestern locomotive shop in Chicago. The picture was made in 1942 by Jack Delano, photographer.

Friday, March 30, 2007

The Wright Flyer

This is a very artistic photograph of the Wright Brothers aircraft the "Wright Flyer". The photograph was take in 1911, and shows the first aircraft to fly. A little known fact is that the Wright Brothers, in addition to being pioneering aviators, were also avid amature photographers. Because of this, there is a large source of photographs documenting their early aviation efforts.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Western Stagecoach

A fantastic picture of a Classic Western Stage. The photograph was made in 1889, by John C. Grabill, who called the picture "Tallyho Coaching". The image shows the horse-drawn coach carrying a large group of dapper ladies and gents. The image was made near the Great Hot Springs in the Dakota Territory.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

German Fokker in World War I

This is a fascinating photograph of a German Fokker doing a loop during World War I. This is a truly rare and original photograph of the feared Fokker biplane in action. The photograph is part of the old picture collection of Biplane Photographs

Friday, March 23, 2007

New York City Fire Department

This is a fabulous old photograph of the New York City fire department . . . men that were heroes then and now. The photograph shows the firemen with a horse drawn fire engine, racing to a fire. This is part of the collection of Old Photographs from 1900 to 1909.

Thursday, March 22, 2007


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