Vintage unmounted albumen print, ca. 1900. Titled in the negative "S.V.B. Photo. Long Beach Cal. 456." With the photographer's imprint in ink on reverse "Shirley V. Bacon / Southern Cal. Prints / Photographer / Kodak Developing & Finishing / also Supplies / Long Beach, Cal."
Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba. The remains of the 19th-century coffee plantations in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra are unique evidence of a pioneer form of agriculture in a difficult terrain. They throw considerable light on the economic, social, and technological history of the Caribbean and Latin American region.
Yokohama, early 1900's. Firefighters in happi coats perform acrobatic stunts on top of bamboo ladders. The ladder stunts were the main event of Japanese New Year celebrations. The demonstrations, called dezome-shiki, were intended to warn people of the dangers of fire, and to demonstrate the agility and courage of the firefighters.