SOLOMON D. BUTCHER COLLECTION: “The Chrisman Sisters” (1886)

The Chrisman sisters, 1886. Lizzie Chrisman filed the first of the sisters’ homestead claims in 1887. Lutie Chrisman filed the following year. The other two sisters, Jennie Ruth and Hattie, had to wait until they came of age to file. They both filed in 1892.

MISSOURI COLLECTION: “Slovak Funeral of John Bosani Viglasky”

Ilasco, MO. This is the funeral of John Bosani, Viglasky, one of the founders of the Dr. Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, where this funeral was held. John had immigrated to Ilasco in 1907, joined in 1908 by his wife Susie and their two children, Paul and Anna.

MISSOURI COLLECTION: “Gypsy Family at Ilasco, MO.” (1910-15)

Gypsy Family at Ilasco, MO. Pictured here is a gypsy family who has parked its wagon and set up a tent near Ilasco, Mo. Gypsies had negative reputations and were seldom welcome in a community so this family probably moved on after a few days. As towns went, Ilasco was slightly more accommodating than nearby […]

“July 4, 1976, Louisville, Kentucky”

July 4, 1976, Louisville, Kentucky Robert K. Hower, born Boston, MA 1947 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts Object number: 1983.63.789

FLORIDA COLLECTION: Harvey Slade Studio – “Tallahassee Streets” (1968)

Looking east on East Tennessee : Tallahassee, Florida Looking east on East Tennessee : Tallahassee, Florida Looking west on East Tennessee from about Meridian Road : Tallahassee, Florida Looking west on East Tennessee from about Meridian Road : Tallahassee, Florida Looking west on Mahan Drive : Tallahassee, Florida View of Mahan Drive : Tallahassee, Florida

DOCUMERICA COLLECTION: “No Gas” (1973)

“No Gas” Signs Were a Common Sight in Oregon During the Fall of 1973, Such as at This Station in Lincoln City, Oregon Along the Coast. Many Stations Closed Earlier, Opened Later and Shut Down on the Weekends 10/1973 Photographer: Falconer, David