American History in Photos

“WOMAN, DOG AND GUN DEFY PICKETS

Mrs. Kathryn Gens of Liberty, Wisconsin, a city girl who became a farmer’s wife, was stopped by milk strike pickets as she drove a load of milk to a distributing plant in New London, Wisc.  She drew a pistol, her police dog growled, and the pickets leaped aside to let her pass. She is shown above. 2-18-33”

American History in Photos

“SUBMARINE V-4 MAKES SUBMERGING RECORD.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. …  Photo shows officers and members of crew of the submarine V-4, of the U.S. Navy as they appeared lined up on the submarine during a recent inspection. The V-4 recently made a record in submerging for subs sinking to a depth of 318 feet. The sub which is the largest in the Navy was submerged 21 minutes. 12-7-28”

American History in Photos

“ARMY’S LATEST RIFLE

Thursday, members of the press were given a special demonstration on the newest battle rifle of the army, the “M1”. Eventually it is expected that the M1 will replace the aging Model 1903, which went into service that same year. The new rifle uses a special clip that holds eight rounds of ammunition. The clip is not removed when the cartridges are inserted in the chamber. NOV 1939”

American History in Photos

“North Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 10 – “Smartest Dog” to settle down – Maverick, a resourceful Doberman who raised himself from a pup and made a hobby of outwitting dog catchers, gets the first affection he’s had in four years of life from Mrs. Harry Crown, who became Maverick’s first owner yesterday. City dog catchers, who chased Maverick four years as his fame spread, pronounced him the smartest dog they’ve ever seen. A dart-gun tranquilizer charge finally stopped him early this week. Mrs. Crown bought him for $130 from the city in a spirited auction. 10/11/58”