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A city is a large human settlement. It can be defined as a permanent and densely settled place with administratively defined boundaries whose members work primarily on non-agricultural tasks. Cities generally have extensive systems for housing, transportation, sanitation, utilities, land use, and communication. Their density facilitates interaction between people, government organisations and businesses, sometimes benefiting different parties in the process, such as improving efficiency of goods and service distribution. This concentration also can have significant negative consequences, such as forming urban heat islands, concentrating pollution, and stressing water supplies and other resources.

Historically, city-dwellers have been a small proportion of humanity overall, but following two centuries of unprecedented and rapid urbanization, roughly half of the world population now lives in cities, which has had profound consequences for global sustainability. Present-day cities usually form the core of larger metropolitan areas and urban areas—creating numerous commuters traveling towards city centres for employment, entertainment, and edification. However, in a world of intensifying globalisation, all cities are to varying degrees also connected globally beyond these regions. This increased influence means that cities also have significant influences on global issues, such as sustainable development, global warming and global health. Because of these major influences on global issues, the international community has prioritized investment in sustainable cities through Sustainable Development Goal 11.

Other important traits of cities besides population include the capital status and relative continued occupation of the city. For example, country capitals such as Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Athens, Beijing, Berlin, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Canberra, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, Ottawa, Paris, Rome, San José, Santiago, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, Ulaanbaatar, Warsaw, and Washington, D.C. reflect their nation's identity. Some historic capitals, such as Kyoto, maintain their reflection of cultural identity even without modern capital status. Religious holy sites offer another example of capital status within a religion, Jerusalem, Mecca, and Varanasi each hold significance. The cities of Faiyum, Damascus, and Argos are among those laying claim to the longest continual inhabitation.

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[Map of part of Montgomery County showing] Topographical Approaches on the Left Bank of the Potomac to Washington City from the North West. Surveyed by Parties of U. S. Coast Survey detailed by A. D. Bache, Supt., to act under the orders of Lieut. Col. J. N. Macomb, Chf. Topl. Engr. of the Army of the Potomac. Parts of Sept. & Oct. 1861. Field work by F. W. Dorr & C. Rockwell, U.S.C.S. ...Drawn by E. Hergesheimer. Photographs by G. Mathiot and D. Hinkle.

[Map of part of Montgomery County showing] Topographical Approaches on...

Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Potomac River

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Charleston Harbor and its Approaches Showing the positions of the Rebel Batteries, 1863 [and annotated to show the status of the siege of the city, July 17, 1863]

Charleston Harbor and its Approaches Showing the positions of the Rebe...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

United States Direct Tax Commissioners' Plat of the City of Port Royal, South Carolina, October 20th, 1864

United States Direct Tax Commissioners' Plat of the City of Port Royal...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

No. 4. Map of the Defences of the City of Mobile. Drawn under the direction of Lieut. Col. V. Sheliha, Chief Engr., Dpt. of the Gulf [Confederate].

No. 4. Map of the Defences of the City of Mobile. Drawn under the dire...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Map of Jefferson City, Mo., and Vicinity, showing the line of defenses. Wm. Hoelcke, Captn. & Addl. A. de. C., U.S.A., Chief Engl., Departt. of the Mo.

Map of Jefferson City, Mo., and Vicinity, showing the line of defenses...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

U.S.S. Washington

U.S.S. Washington

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Muskogee Union Railway In T. 16N. To Falls City
Photograph of Dock in Dawson City, Yukon

Photograph of Dock in Dawson City, Yukon

Original caption: Dock at Dawson, 06/13/1905, L.M. Prindle. Photographic Albums Documenting Geological and Hydrological Survey Expeditions

Ruin of the $7,000,000 City Hall by earthquake and fire. The building was a monument of poor workmanship, materials and design. The U.S. Geological Survey Report on the San Francisco Earthquake of April 18,1906. (Possible photograph by Frank Soule) On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Ruin of the $7,000,000 City Hall by earthquake and fire. The building ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

One of the many Street Kitchens that sprang up in the aftermath of the quake. This one is in front of the Baker & Greenwich Street Market, near the Presidio. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

One of the many Street Kitchens that sprang up in the aftermath of the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Mission Relief Headquarters. The barn of James Rolph Jr. on Guerrero Street was converted into the headquarters for Mission relief. Later, Rolph became Mayor of San Francisco and then governor. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Mission Relief Headquarters. The barn of James Rolph Jr. on Guerrero S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Burnt-out truck of an inbound streetcar lies on Third Street between Market and Mission. The Call Building (left) at the corner of Third and Market streets. Mutual Savings Bank is across Market and Kearny. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Burnt-out truck of an inbound streetcar lies on Third Street between M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

As soldiers from the Presidio patrol with their Springfield 03 at ready, civilians queue up in bread lines for food in the aftermath of the quake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

As soldiers from the Presidio patrol with their Springfield 03 at read...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Soldiers from the Presidio stand amid the rubble of fallen buildings after the earthquake. The Hall of Records (dome) is in the background (right). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Soldiers from the Presidio stand amid the rubble of fallen buildings a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Panoramic View of San Francisco in Flames Other Effects of the Disaster  "This panoramic view shows San Francisco in flames, five hours after the earthquake. The photograph taken from Mason Street at 10:00 A.M., April 18, 1906. There is little evidence of earthquake damage. Most of the city's downtown buildings appear to be intact, yet flames later partially or wholly destroyed these buildings. The fire continued unchecked for three days

Panoramic View of San Francisco in Flames Other Effects of the Disaste...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Noaa/Ngdc Release Status: Released to Public... more

A group of laborers appear to be cleaning building blocks for later use in the rebuilding of San Francisco. A soldier with a Springfield Rifle 03 is picking up something. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A group of laborers appear to be cleaning building blocks for later us...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Soldiers from the Presidio patrol this area, looking north from the junction of Sansome and Bush Streets. The area is known as the insurance district of San Francisco. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Soldiers from the Presidio patrol this area, looking north from the ju...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Breadlines form up at Mission High School in the aftermath of the quake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Breadlines form up at Mission High School in the aftermath of the quak...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Men ride horseback on an unidentified street showing some of the earthquake damage in the background. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Men ride horseback on an unidentified street showing some of the earth...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

A small group of San Franciscans now stands in rubble where 308 Van Ness Avenue once stood. In the background is whats left of City Hall. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A small group of San Franciscans now stands in rubble where 308 Van Ne...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

As fires rage in the background, the newly of San Francisco gather at Union Square. The tall steel skeleton, then known as the Union League Building, was under construction at the time of the earthquake, later finished, and still standing on Geary Street. The Butler Building at right, also under construction at the time. Its walls peeled away during the earthquake and killed several people in buildings adjoining the structure. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000...

As fires rage in the background, the newly of San Francisco gather at ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: As fires rage in the background, the newly homeless of San Francisco gather at Union Square. The tall steel skeleton, then known... more

A view along Market Street at the remains of the Call Building (domed) (right), the Mutual Bank Building (left), and the Chronicle Building (rear). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A view along Market Street at the remains of the Call Building (domed)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Looking, toward the Call Building, northeast up Market Street. The Call Building is enveloped in smoke on the right side of the street. The fire engine is attempting to find water in a hydrant. Curved building on the left is the James Flood Building at Market and Powell, the Emporium is across the street. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Looking, toward the Call Building, northeast up Market Street. The Cal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Bread line forms at the Signal Corps at the Presidio. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Bread line forms at the Signal Corps at the Presidio. On April 18, 190...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Fresh water is delivered via mule drawn barrel wagon to the refugees at a camp in the Presidio. Military personnel stand by as women and children bring buckets to fill. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Fresh water is delivered via mule drawn barrel wagon to the refugees a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

An unidentified area of San Francisco suffers total devastation. Unknown woman poses for a picture. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

An unidentified area of San Francisco suffers total devastation. Unkno...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

The city of San Francisco on fire after the earthquake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

The city of San Francisco on fire after the earthquake. On April 18, 1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Close-up view of refugees fleeing along Grove Street from the Ham & Egg fire. This fire started in a house on the south side of Hayes Street when a woman started a fire in her stove to make breakfast around 9 AM. The chimney was defective due to the quake and fire broke out. This fire burned more territory than any other single fire, since all fire departments were engaged elsewhere no concentrated attack was possible, so the fire spread out of control reaching Gough and Grove Streets. The fire caused the destruction of the Mission district as well as the Hayes Valley section, including the Mechanics' Pavilion and the City Hall. The earthquake hit at 5:12:05 AM, measuring 8.25 on the...

Close-up view of refugees fleeing along Grove Street from the Ham & Eg...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Close-up view of refugees fleeing along Grove Street from the Ham & Egg fire. This fire started in a house on the south side of ... more

Like nomads settling in for a stay this is the largest tent refugee camp on the Presidio Reservation. United States Army General Hospital is in the background. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Like nomads settling in for a stay this is the largest tent refugee ca...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

A view of busy Market Street looking southward. This shot may be taken just before the earthquake hit. There is no date on the photo. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A view of busy Market Street looking southward. This shot may be taken...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

The burning of San Francisco. Reproduced from the only photograph that shows the entire scope and extent of this awful conflagration the worst in the history of the world. Fire line over three miles long, property loss three hundred million dollars. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

The burning of San Francisco. Reproduced from the only photograph that...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Harry Sterling Hooper Release Status: Releas... more

Panoramic View of San Francisco on April 1909 three years after the massive 8.25 earthquake of 1906. The view from 1000 feet above Jones and Washington Street, looking eastward. Goat Island (now Yerba Buena Island) in the San Francisco Bay, is in the upper far left. Mason Street cuts across right corner. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Panoramic View of San Francisco on April 1909 three years after the ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: R. J. Waters Release Status: Released to Pub... more

A crowd gathers at Telegraph Hill to watch the burning of San Francisco. The view is looking south. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A crowd gathers at Telegraph Hill to watch the burning of San Francisc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

US Army soldiers from the Presidio pose for a group shot, with their Springfield 03 rifles, in front of the ruins of the Hall of Justice. The troops aided the local police force in keeping order and protection for the citizens of the devastated city. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

US Army soldiers from the Presidio pose for a group shot, with their S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Refugee camp overlooks the damaged city of San Francisco. This camp might be on Mission Dolores Park. Note the Ladies and Mens facilities. In the distance are domes of the City Hall (left) and the Call Building (right). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Refugee camp overlooks the damaged city of San Francisco. This camp mi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Looking down Fourth Street just off Market Street, soldiers patrol the devastated area. An unidentified building is still standing. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Looking down Fourth Street just off Market Street, soldiers patrol the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Photograph of Bur Oak on a City Lot in Columbus, Ohio

Photograph of Bur Oak on a City Lot in Columbus, Ohio

Original caption: Bur Oak on city lot. Columbus, Ohio. Historic Photographs

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This untitled illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Evening Star on April 12, 1914, depicts the effort of the Clean City Committee of Washington, DC to designate the wee... more

Airplanes - Materials - Castor Bean Culture, Dade City, Florida. Close view of castor plan showing the arrangement of the seeds. The castor oil which is made from the beans is used as a lubricant for airplane engines since high altitude does not freeze it. The industry is practically new in this country as a result of war needs. Several tons of castor seeds were supplied by the British government in order to get the industry properly started here. From Geo. H. Walker

Airplanes - Materials - Castor Bean Culture, Dade City, Florida. Close...

Date Taken: 6/5/1918 Photographer: Geo. H. Walker Airplanes - Materials

Airplanes - Parts - MFR. Of Airplanes at Plant of Dayton-Wright Co., Dayton & Moraine City, Ohio. J. 1 (student plane) fuselages with Hall-Scott motors, ready for shipment from Moraine City Plant

Airplanes - Parts - MFR. Of Airplanes at Plant of Dayton-Wright Co., D...

Date Taken: 2/23/1918 Photographer: Rec'd from Dayton-Wright Co. Airplanes - Parts

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - MFR of airplanes at plant of Dayton-Wright, Co., Daytong & Moraine City, Ohio. Fuselage supported on crate bottom with blocks. Rec'd from Dayton-Wright Airplane Co

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - MFR of airplanes at plant of Dayton...

Photographer: Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants

Airplanes - Parts - Interior of fuselage of Kirkham Fighter manufactured by the Curtiss Engineering Corporation, Garden City, Long Island

Airplanes - Parts - Interior of fuselage of Kirkham Fighter manufactur...

Date Taken: 9/13/1918 Photographer: C.P.I. Airplanes - Parts

Airplanes - Types - Latest Curtiss triplane establishes record as fastest in the world. In an official Navy Test, this Curtiss Triplane established a new world's mark for speed and climbing. Fully loaded and equipped, this plane achieved the speed of 160 miles an hour and climbed 12,500 in 10 minutes. The machine is equipped with a Curtiss Type, model K 12 cylinder engine, capable of attaining 400 Horse Power. The plane is the very latest Curtiss, type 18. The photo shows it at the plant of the Curtiss Engineering Corporation, Roosevelt Field, Garden City, Long Island

Airplanes - Types - Latest Curtiss triplane establishes record as fast...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Airplanes - Types

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Poland wins award for July Fourth showing. Poland was awarded the first honor, a gold medal presented by the city of New York, for the best showing made in the Fourth of July parade in the city. Every nation represented by floats and marches turned out to show their loyalty to America and a medal was awarded for the greatest demonstration. Mme. Paderewski, head of the Polish White Cross in this country, and members of the Polish Mission who received the medal from Mayor Hylan on the steps of the City Hall are shown

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Poland wins award for July Fourt...

Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

American Library Association - K thru N - Library, Debarkation Hospital #3, N.Y. City, N.Y

American Library Association - K thru N - Library, Debarkation Hospita...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - K thru N

Ceremonies - England - The Great Victory parade in front of Buckingham Palace after signing of Armistice. Nearly three thousand American soldiers marched through city in an impromptu procession

Ceremonies - England - The Great Victory parade in front of Buckingham...

Photographer: American Red Cross Ceremonies - England

Ceremonies - New York - Nurses for overseas service march in Red Cross Parade, New York City. Nurses ready to be sent overseas marching on Fifth Avenue, N.Y. City in the Red Cross parade on May 18, 1918

Ceremonies - New York - Nurses for overseas service march in Red Cross...

Date Taken: 5/18/1918. - Photographer: New York World Ceremonies - New York

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments - Red Cross week in 5th Ave., N.Y. City

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments - Red Cross wee...

Photographer: Paul Thomspon American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments

Ceremonies - Lafayette Day, 1918 - Lafayette Day at City Hall, New York. Thousands of soldiers and civilians visited the City Hall steps in N.Y. on that day where ceremonies were held practically all day long. Frenchmen, Italians, Englishmen and Americans gathered there and heard the addresses of the different nations' represent actives

Ceremonies - Lafayette Day, 1918 - Lafayette Day at City Hall, New Yor...

Photographer: Times Photo Ser. Ceremonies - Lafayette Day, 1918

Ceremonies - Lafayette Day, 1918 - New York honors memory of Lafayette. General view of the memorial ceremonies at the Lafayette statue in Union Square, N.Y. City in the 161st anniversary of the birth of the famous Frenchman. Judge Alton B. Parker is addressing the assemblage. French sailors and soldiers participated in the ceremonies

Ceremonies - Lafayette Day, 1918 - New York honors memory of Lafayette...

Date Taken: 9/6/1918 Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Lafayette Day, 1918

Kansas - Junction City

Kansas - Junction City

Kansas - Junction City

Ceremonies - Preparedness Day, May 1916 - Nation's greatest preparedness parade passing up Fifth Ave., N.Y. City

Ceremonies - Preparedness Day, May 1916 - Nation's greatest preparedne...

Date Taken: 5/13/1916. - Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Preparedness Day, May 1916

American Red Cross - Classes in Red Cross Work - Wolfhead Auxiliary No. 419 of the New York County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1918. This workroom is part of the plant of the Wolf Co., N.Y. City

American Red Cross - Classes in Red Cross Work - Wolfhead Auxiliary No...

Photographer: Wolf Co. American Red Cross - Classes in Red Cross Work

American Red Cross - Groups - American Red Cross at Innsburck. The Mission to Poland made an hour's stop in rail road yards of this picturesque Austrian city while railroad people hunted up an additional engine to help pull the train over the Tyrolish Alps. Col. Walter C. Bailey, the Comm. to Poland is standing on the rail

American Red Cross - Groups - American Red Cross at Innsburck. The Mis...

Photographer: American Red Cross American Red Cross - Groups

American Red Cross - Vehicles - First Red Cross Relief shipment from Pawnee City, Nebr

American Red Cross - Vehicles - First Red Cross Relief shipment from P...

Photographer: Pawnee City, Nebr. American Red Cross - Vehicles

American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - Red Cross rest room in Liverpool, England. The American Red Cross has furnished rooms in the Midland Adelphi hotel for the American army and navy Red Cross women working in Liverpoool. Accommodations are also furnished for American Red Cross workers who are stopping over in this city en route to their posts

American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - Red Cross rest room in...

Photographer: American Red Cross American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings

Ceremonies - Nebraska - Ministers, City Officials, and Home Guards lead parade in Columbus, Nebr

Ceremonies - Nebraska - Ministers, City Officials, and Home Guards lea...

Photographer: Fennel, Columbus, Neb. Ceremonies - Nebraska

Ceremonies - Illinois - Chicago Peace Demonstrations - Chicago receives Armistice News. Thousands of motor cars paraded, filled with shouting thousands, along the boulevards and main business streets of the city, as the word of the ending of hostilities came out

Ceremonies - Illinois - Chicago Peace Demonstrations - Chicago receive...

Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Illinois - Chicago Peace Demonstrations

Ceremonies - Ohio thru Wisconsin - Red Cross Parade Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The parade crossing a bridge in Milwaukee, Wis. The Red Cross Parade aroused great interest and the city gave bountifully to the cause

Ceremonies - Ohio thru Wisconsin - Red Cross Parade Milwaukee, Wiscons...

Date Taken: 6/18/1918. - Photographer: J.H. Taylor Ceremonies - Ohio thru Wisconsin

American Red Cross - I thru M - Miss Kerr, who was the first to organize the labor in the City Prisons, Reformatories, Convents and Social Centers for Red Cross work

American Red Cross - I thru M - Miss Kerr, who was the first to organi...

Photographer: American Red Cross American Red Cross - I thru M

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous - Lamson conveyors at gas defense plant, Long Island City, New York

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous - Lamson conveyor...

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous - Lamson conveyors at gas defense plant, Long Island City, New York

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous - Lamson conveyor...

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous

Ceremonies - Bastille Day, 1918 - Bastille Day Celebration, 1918, New York City. General review of the Bastille Day ceremonies at the Joan of Arc statue, N.Y. City

Ceremonies - Bastille Day, 1918 - Bastille Day Celebration, 1918, New ...

Photographer: New York Tribune Ceremonies - Bastille Day, 1918

Airplanes - Flight - One of the panes which flew over the city of Eureka, Calif. During the drives. Humboldt County Chapter, A.R.C

Airplanes - Flight - One of the panes which flew over the city of Eure...

Photographer: Humboldt County Chapter, A.R.C. Eureka, Calif. Airplanes - Flight

American Red Cross - Groups - At every railway station in Poland the people gather to welcome Red Cross. A scene at Kowel, a city of 22,000, the children carried paper flags of the Allies. The stations were decorated with pine trees

American Red Cross - Groups - At every railway station in Poland the p...

Photographer: American Red Cross American Red Cross - Groups

Demobilization - Arrivals Home - The first American soldiers to return arriving in Long Island City amid people's cheers

Demobilization - Arrivals Home - The first American soldiers to return...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Demobilization - Arrivals Home

Boy's Activities - U.S. Working Boy's Reserve - Pennsylvania State College Farm Training Camp for the U.S. Boys' Working Reserve. City boys learning to milk

Boy's Activities - U.S. Working Boy's Reserve - Pennsylvania State Col...

Photographer: Penn. State College Boy's Activities - U.S. Working Boy's Reserve

Ceremonies - Patriots Day, April 19, 1918 - Boston's own National Army men march in Patriots' Day Parade. The men of the 301st Regiment marching through the streets of their home city, during the Patriots' Day Parade in Boston. Secretary of the Navy Daniels reviewed the parade. April 19, 1918

Ceremonies - Patriots Day, April 19, 1918 - Boston's own National Army...

Date Taken: 4/19/1918. - Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Patriots Day, April 19, 1918

Ceremonies and Parades - Parade for home-coming boys of 37th Division.  Mayor H. L. Davis, (center, Derby hat), of War Board and part of City Council, at the head of parade of 112th Engineers, 145th Infantry, Cleveland, Ohio

Ceremonies and Parades - Parade for home-coming boys of 37th Division....

Date Taken: 1919. - Photographer: Cleveland Plain Dealer Ceremonies and Parades

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Navada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Navada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Navada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Navada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Navada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

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