New York. grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn ,1905. to the left is the Soldiers and Sailors Arch, John H. Duncan, 1889, the columns are the entrance to Prospect Park, Vaux and Olmsted, 1861. The Prospect Hill Reservoir and Water Tower, 1856,in the middle distance Passed by Eastern Parkway, Vaux and Olmsted,1870, The domed building in the background is the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1897, McKim, Meade and White.
A child laborer in a mill in Newberry, SC in 1908. Here is the description that goes with the photo:
"A little spinner in the Mollohan Mills, Newberry, S.C. She was tending her ‘sides’ like a veteran, but after I took the photo, the overseer came up and said in an apologetic tone that was pathetic, ‘She just happened in.’ Then a moment later he repeated the information. The mills appear to be full of youngsters that ‘just happened in,’ or ‘are helping sister.’"
Photo by Lewis H. HIne
April 19th 1956: Wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier
On this day in 1956, the American actress Grace Kelly married the Prince of Monaco, Rainier III. Kelly was a successful established actress, having won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, when she met Prince Rainier. The couple met at the Cannes Film Festival, stayed in contact, and soon were engaged to be married. It was important for Rainier to marry and produce an heir as a 1918 treaty provided that if there was no heir Monaco would return to France. The wedding was an elaborate fanfare, with many calling it ‘the wedding of the century’. The civil ceremony took place the day before the April 19th wedding, but the church affair the next day was the real spectacle, with around 30 million people watching on television. Kelly soon retired from acting to focus on her duties in Monaco and as a mother to the couple’s three children. Princess Grace died in 1982 aged 52 after suffering a stroke while driving, which led to her crashing the vehicle. It was a tragedy for Monaco and the world, and her funeral received the same calibre of distinguished guests as her wedding had 26 years earlier. Prince Rainier did not remarry and was buried alongside her when he died in 2005.
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