Tampa, Florida. Cigarmakers in the factory of Filogamo & Alvarez, January 1909. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. This part of Tampa is the now fashionably upscale Ybor City district, where many of the old cigar factories have been repurposed as apartments, condos and gallery spaces. Starbucks, anyone?
The last photo of Abraham Lincoln taken alive. Notice the crack - in 1865 glass negatives were used. The photographer, Alexander Gardner, didn't bother retaking the photo because Lincoln had just been elected to a second term and Gardner figured "There would be plenty of opportunity to photograph Lincoln again"
French figure skaters Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur - the first black figure skating couple to compete at the Olympic Games. Read more: http://www.oprah.com/world/Highlights-from-the-2010-Vancouver-Olympic-Games/7#ixzz22PunRddO
The ALLEN Family clan, Phelps County, Missouri, circa 1880-1900. SOURCE: the book "Bushwacker- Missouri's Most Infamous Desperado" by George Clinton Arther (about Valentine Allen's half-brother, Bushwacker Bill Wilson). This is a photo of the Allen clan standing in front of the cave where Bushwacker Bill hid out during the Civil War. Bill Wilson is considered somewhat of a legendary folk-hero to the locals and descendants, and he was said to be the basis of the fictionalized character of…