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The new look in immigration (1965)

The new look in immigration Under rules just approved by Congress, officials forecast these changes in the flow of immigrants to the US: From southern and eastern Europe: Biggest rise in immigrants is expec... Read more...

The World Trade Center opens (1973)

If you stand on the roof of Tower One... on an impossibly clear fall day, you can see... forever, or at least 100 miles into every direction of forever. Contemplations of infinity seem perfectly normal in the milieu of the Trade Center.

Disney World opens (1971)

Life magazine: Disney World opens 1500 Disney employees in front of Cinderella Castle Mickey opens in Florida Disney moves east The new site is Florida, but the air is pure old Disney. Who else could ... Read more...

President Harding dies suddenly (1923)

Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States -- in office from 1921 until his death at age 57 in 1923. His death shocks world Click to see a larger v... Read more...

Fun at the beach (1910s – 1920s)

Fully-dressed at the beach (c1920) Suit vests at the seaside, of course! Somewhere in New York or along the coast northward. Same day as the above. My grandmother is in the front, with her family. ... Read more...

The “new” New Orleans (1966)

The "new" New Orleans: Comeback of a southern city A reawakened city is bidding strongly for leadership among growth centers of the South. The challenger is New Orleans -- a port that once dominated the area... Read more...

Your guide to Hawaii (1956)

Your guide to Hawaii Aloha and welcome to the Hawaiian Islands. The people of Hawaii and the business firms participating in this magazine extend to you their sincere wishes for a pleasant visit. We're glad ... Read more...

San Francisco’s Cliff House (1896-1907)

One of several incarnations of the San Francisco landmark, this French Chateau version of the Cliff House -- considered by many to be the finest of them all -- opened in February 1896. (Read more about the open... Read more...

Street scenes: DC gets worst storm since 1899 (1922)

The blanket of snow was heaviest today in the District of Columbia, with the fall recorded at 10 o’clock as an even two feet. At that time, it was still snowing and the Weather Bureau prediction was for a continuation of the fall through the day and into the night.

10 Historic US post offices (early 1900s)

Take a look back to the United States Postal Service's glory days around the turn of the century -- when the post office buildings were stunning, stately and stylish, and a pride of every city's downtown. Here ... Read more...

It’s a Small World after all (1967)

Once you've ridden the little boat wending its way through "It's A Small World" at Disneyland, and hear the song of the same name repeated ad infinitum (or ad nauseum), the chorus of the tune will be forever et... Read more...

This day and time: Japan moves (1941)

This day and time Japan moves: Pearl Harbor No one need be surprised at what Japan has just done. Every competent observer in America expected this nation eventually would be called upon to go to war agai... Read more...

A day in NYC’s parks (1916)

Here's a page showing several little vignettes of life at the parks in New York City -- from the artist in Central Park to the mom with kids in Washington Square Park. >> Click here or on the image to ... Read more...

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