April A-Z, Historical Photographs, Letters W through Z

This month we’re participating in the April A-Z blogging challenge. This page will be updated each day until we run through our letters for this batch, and then that’s the end of the challenge. I hope this brings some new history resources to light for you!

W is for Wagon Train

There’s no indication of where this picture was taken, but it was around 1905.

Three wagons and a lot of animals. I suppose there was a great deal to haul.

–Image Credit: Creator Unknown, Library of Congress Collection

–April 27, 2015

X is for Extraterrestrial

Are there photographs of historical space aliens?

Well, this guy did his best, but I’m still not convinced!

–Image Credit: Dick DeMarisco, New York World Telegraph & the Sun Newspaper Staff Photo, Library of Congress Collection.

–April 28, 2015

Y is for the Yukon River

Today we have a steamboat going down the Yukon around 1916.

It’s a shame the photo isn’t detailed enough to see the stars on the flag. There would have been only forty-eight.

–Image Credit: Unknown Creator, Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress Collection

–April 29, 2015

Z is for Zeppelin

I can’t believe the month is over and literally over a thousand blogs have posted twenty-six posts each.

And I saved a good one for last, a zeppelin under construction. Do you remember the scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy and his dad ride in one? Don’t you wish we still rode these things like it was no big deal? I do.

Thanks everyone who participated in A-Z for your dedication. This has been a fun month.

–April 30, 2015

–Connie B. Dowell

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