Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (6/26/20) – Berry Picking, 1909

Photo — “Berry Picking, 1909”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

July 1909. “Mrs. Bissie and family (Polish). Bottomley Farm, Rock Creek. They all work in the berry fields near Baltimore in summer and have worked at Biloxi, Mississippi, for two years.” Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. 

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Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (6/8/20) – Selling After School

Photo — “Selling After School, 1913”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

October 1913. San Antonio, Texas. “Lionel Perry, 9-year-old newsboy. Starts out at 5 a.m. usually, 4 a.m. on Sundays. Sells after school.” Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee.

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On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 1, 2020!

May 1, 2020

Today is:

May Day

Couple Appreciation Day

International Workers’ Day

Global Love Day

International Space Day

International Tuba Day

National Chocolate Parfait Day

Phone in Sick Day

New Homeowners Day

National School Principals’ Day

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

BENJAMIN HENRY LATROBE (1764-1820) — British-American architect.  Helped design the US Capitol building and the first cathedral in the US, the Baltimore Basilica.
CALAMITY JANE (1856-1903) — American frontierswoman and Wild West Show performer.
JOSEPH HELLER  (1923-1999) — American novelist, short story writer, playwright and screenwriter.  Best known for writing Catch-22.
TIM McGRAW (1967) — American country music artist, actor, and record producer.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1840 – The Penny Black, the world’s first official adhesive postage stamp is issued in the United Kingdom.
1886 – Rallies are held throughout the US demanding an eight-hour work day for workers.  They will culminate in the Haymarket Affair in Chicago three days later.
1931 – The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
1956 – Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine is first made available to the public.
1989 – Disney-MGM Studios (today Disney’s Hollywood Studios) opens in Walt Disney World, Florida.
1999 SpongeBob Squarepants premieres on Nickelodeon.