People posing next to the Statue of Liberty as it’s unpacked. (1886)
A “knocker-up” waking up clients – the early 20th century version of alarm clocks.
Before automatic pinsetters were invented, “pin boys” worked to manually line them up. (1914).
A police officer on a Harley and an old fashioned mobile holding cell. (1921)
The One Wheel Motorcycle, capable of reaching a top speed of 93 mph. (1931)
Baby cages for 1930s apartment families who wanted their children to get enough sunlight.
Model T “Elevator Garage” in Chicago. (1936)
Face Cones: a fashionable way to protect oneself during snowstorms (1939).
WWII soldiers get their last kiss before deployment.
An Austrian boy couldn’t be more excited about his first pair of new shoes in years. (1946)
An ice-cold whisky dispenser, sometimes found in offices. (1950s)
“The Kiss of Life”. This iconic photo shows a utility worker receiving mouth-to-mouth after being electrocuted. He survived. (1967).