51 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing America During the 1910s

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Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago, and European colonization began in the 16th century. The United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Disputes with Great Britain over taxation and political representation led to the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), which established the nation’s independence. In the late 18th century, the U.S. began expanding across North America, gradually obtaining new territories, sometimes through war, frequently displacing Native Americans, and admitting new states; by 1848, the United States spanned the continent. Slavery was legal in the southern United States until the second half of the 19th century, when the American Civil War led to its abolition. The Spanish–American War and World War I established the U.S. as a world power, a status confirmed by the outcome of World War II. During the Cold War, the United States fought the Korean War and the Vietnam War but avoided direct military conflict with the Soviet Union. The two superpowers competed in the Space Race, culminating in the 1969 spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. The Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991 ended the Cold War, leaving the United States as the world’s sole superpower.

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Fire truck Racing Past the Tea Cup Inn on F Street,Washington, D.C 1914
Traffic Safety in Washington with the Treasury Building 1913
Broadway and Times Building,New York 1915
A Deluxe overland limited train, Colorado, 1910
Washington 1913
Blackwell’s Island Bridge in New York, 1910
Library of Congress, Main Reading Room, Washington, D.C., 1910
Walnut Street Cincinnati, Ohio 1910
Fifth Avenue Looking North, New York 1913
Main Street in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1910
Packard Motor Car Company, Auto Plant in Detroit, Michigan, 1910
Fifth Avenue Easter,New York 1913
Panorama of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1910
St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida, 1910
Street scene in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1910
Wall Street 1911
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., 1910
Arrowrock Dam in Idaho, 1914
The New York Public Library,New York 1915
The Lincoln Memorial construction, 1914
Fifth Avenue at 51st Street,New York 1913
Subway Fire at West 55th Street,Broadway, New York 1915
Front Street covered with snow in Nome, Alaska, 1915
Packard Motor Co. in Detroit, Michigan, 1915
5th Avenue and 42nd Street, New York 1910
Ninth Street,Washington, D.C 1915
Cadillac Square Detroit, Michigan 1916
Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 1917
Thompson Dairy Wagons, Washington, D.C 1917
Bathing in Front of the Big Hotels,Atlantic City 1915
Forsyth Street, West from Main Jacksonville,Florida 1910
Raw sugar mill in the Hawaiian Islands, 1915
Louisville and Nashville Railway Station,Florida 1910
Main Street, North from Gayoso Avenue, Memphis, Tenn., 1910
The Jersey Shore,Atlantic City 1910
Main Street Looking Toward Liberty,New York 1912
Road construction in Tanana, Alaska, 1916
The Old Inn in Ester, Alaska, 1916
View of Nome, Alaska with snow on ground, 1916
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., January 1917
Manhattan Bridge in New York, under Construction, 1919
Vegetable pedlars, Boston, Massachusetts, 1915
Gum vendors and newspaper sellers, Washington DC, 1912
Western Union messenger, Providence, Rhode Island, 1912
1910 University of Michigan football team.
Stacks of lumber drying at the Seattle Cedar Lumber Manufacturing Company’s mill in Ballard, ca. 1919.
Men Load A Car Onto A Ship In A Los Angeles Port, 1915
A Crowd Watches The 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race In Santa Monica
Grand Central Terminal under construction in New York City, on May 10, 1912.
Girls tennis, Peace College, Raleigh, NC, 1910s.
Tenement family in the kitchen, New York, 1915.

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