March 25, 2015

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1907 Bird’s-Eye View of St. Louis

Check out this cool 1907 view of St. Louis. Make sure you click on it for the larger version. The heart of St. Louis in 1907 Source: Library of Congress

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First Canned Beer Sold in the U.S. in 1935

Krueger Beer Source: NJ.com The first canned beer went on sale in Richmond, VA in January 1935. The Gottfried Krueger Brewery led the pack, having invented a keg-lining technique that coated the inside of the can the same as you...

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1877 Map of Nashville

What a cool old map of Nashville about a decade after the Civil War. Make sure you click on it for a larger, more detailed version. Source: Library of Congress

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Leipzigerplatz in Berlin

This is a beautiful image captured probably sometime in the early 1900s of Leipzigerplatz, Berlin. The photo isn’t labeled with a date, so what do you think? Leipzigerplatz, Berlin Source: Library of Congress Here is the Google Map of it today....

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University of California, Berkeley in 1907

This is a very different view of Berkeley, I’m sure. Check out what the school looked like in 1907. 1907 view of Berkeley Source: Library of Congress

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Detroit Skyline in 1952

Here’s a great photo that we found of Detroit in 1952. We shared quite a few old Detroit photos last week, so don’t miss those. Detroit skyline, 1952. Photo taken by Shegoi from boat on the Detroit River. Source: Shorpy

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LaSalle St. Tunnel in Philadelphia

Check out this photo from 1912. It shows the LaSalle Street tunnel in the Philadelphia subway system. LaSalle St. Tunnel – looking south from north end of Twin Bore LaSalle St. Tunnel – looking south from north end of Twin...

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This is New Orleans in 1910

Oh man, this one is a great photo. Click on it for a larger version to see what New Orleans looked like back in 1910. We posted quite a few great photos of The Big Easy last week, so check...

Streetcar Ride to Berkeley in 1906

This is a cool video of a streetcar ride to Berkeley in 1906. Below is the excerpt describing the footage. This film, shot from a moving streetcar, shows portions of north Berkeley and the adjacent University of California campus, circa 1906....