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Selling Imperialism: Photography at the St. Louis World’s Fair

By Abigail Weaver Photography was an important component of the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904. Visitors could document their time at the fair by purchasing guidebooks, souvenir postcards, and picture albums.1 Anthropological photographs were on…

Sandbags Near Home, Iowa City

Area residents and volunteers piled millions of sandbags throughout Iowa City and Coralville in an attempt to keep the flood waters at bay. As shown above, these sandbags often spared homes by just a few feet. Photo Courtesy: PVT Blog.