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New Years Day 1900 found Americans celebrating but also struggling with change. Within a few decades, the United States had been rapidly transformed from a largely agrarian society of rural hamlets to an industrial giant whose citizens lived increasingly in cities.

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Fifth Avenue in New York City on Easter Sunday in 1900 "Fifth Avenue in New York City on Easter Sunday in 1900"
By an unknown photographer, 1900

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Bureau of Public Roads
(30-N-18827) [VENDOR # 11]

Hester Street, New York City

"Hester Street, New York City"

By an unknown photographer, ca. 1903

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Public Housing Administration
(196-GS-369) [VENDOR # 12]

Original Wright Brothers 1903 Aeroplane

"Original Wright Brothers 1903 Aeroplane ("Kitty Hawk") in first flight, December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, NC. Orville Wright at controls. Wilbur Wright at right (First flight was 12 seconds)"
By Orville Wright and John T. Daniels, December 17, 1903

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs
(165-WW-713-6) [VENDOR # 16]

1913 - Trying out the new assembly line

"1913 - Trying out the new assembly line"

By an unknown photographer, Detroit, Michigan, 1913

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Bureau of Public Roads
(30-N-49-1482) [VENDOR # 17]

Immigrants Landing at Ellis Island

"Immigrants Landing at Ellis Island"
By Brown Brothers, New York, New York, ca. 1900

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Public Health Service, 1912-1968
(90-G-22D-42) [VENDOR # 21]

Lee Wai She and Children

"Lee Wai She and children"

By an unknown photographer, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1913

National Archives and Records Administration-Pacific Region (San Francisco), Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
(Honolulu District Office; Old Chinese immigration files, "C" files, case file #2989c, box 62,3225G) [VENDOR # 22]

The Sam McCall Family of Wilcox County, Alabama

"The Sam McCall family of Wilcox County, Alabama"

By M.A. Crosby, 1910

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics
(83-FA-5005) [VENDOR # 23]

Party nature sliding on the perpetual snow slope below Paradise Glacier.

"Party 'nature sliding' on the perpetual snow slopes below Paradise Glacier. These parties are under guide direction. Individuals are equipped with the famous 'tin trousers.' The seats of these trousers are paraffined. Parties are seated together on the snow and slide long distances."

By Jacobs, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, ca. 1917

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the National Park Service
(79-G-12A-2) [VENDOR # 25]

View of the destruction brought about by the San Francisco Eartrhquake, 1906

"View of the destruction brought about by the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906"

By H.W. Chadwick, San Francisco, California, April 1906

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer
(111-AGF-1A-1D) [VENDOR # 27]

Showing coffins of victims in front of Catholic Church

"Showing coffins of victims in front of Catholic Church." A funeral for twenty one people who died when state militia attacked and burned a tent colony set up by striking coal miners.

By Dold, Trinidad, Colorado, 1914

National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the Department of Labor
(Committee on Industrial Relations, 1912-15, Box 17) [VENDOR# 208]
 
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