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Community Helpers

Album Description

This is a crowdsourced album for members of the Primary Sources in Elementary Education group to build a useful collection of Library of Congress photos of community helpers. Please add your favorite photos!

New York, New York. Policeman no. 19687

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Contributor Names: Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006, photographer Created / Published: 1943 May. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Firemen's parade 1920

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Firemen's Parade 1920

A group of firemen Between 1865 and 1870

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Title: A Group of Firemen Published between 1865 and 1870

Women volunteers preparing school lunch. Reedsville, West Virginia

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Contributor Names: Johnson, Elmer, photographer Created / Published: 1935 Apr. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

[Street types of New York City: Postman at letter box]

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Created / Published: c1896. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

[New York City]: Street sweeper and handcart

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Created / Published: c1896. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Patients and nurses "Sea Breeze Jr."

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Summary: Photo shows "Junior Sea Breeze" a summer hospital for babies run by the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, supported by John D. Rockefeller. The hospital was located at 64th Street and the East River, New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008 and the New York Times, August 9, 1909) Contributor Names: Bain News Service, publisher Created / Published: [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

[Occupational portrait of a blacksmith, three-quarter length, working on a horseshoe at an anvil, other tools to his side]

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Created / Published: [between 1840 and 1860]
Subject Headings: -  Blacksmiths--1840-1860
Notes: -  Photographer unidentified.
-  Hallmark: [two birds on a tree] 40.
-  Case: Rinhart 131.
-  Accompanying business card: H.F. Kirlin, Carpenter & Builder, No. 916 South Seventeenth St. below Christian, Philadelphia. Jobbing [hand] promptly attended to. Evans' Fast Press.
-  Purchase/exchange; Gary Vroegindewey; 1981; (DLC/PP-1981:380R.20).
-  Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: cph 3g04075 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g04075
cph 3d02052 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3d02052

[Snow removal; wagons with snow and men with shovels on snow covered street, Washington, D.C.]

Snow removal workers in 1925, Washington, D.C.

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Contributor Names: Harris & Ewing, photographer
Created / Published: 1925 January.
Subject Headings: -  United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
-  District Of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
Notes: -  Title devised by Library staff.
-  Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
-  General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: hec 44747 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.44747

Firemen's school

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Date Created/Published: [1920]
Call Number: LC-F8- 9716 [P&P]
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. This glass negative might show streaks and other blemishes resulting from a natural deterioration in the original coatings. Temp. note: Batch one.

'Rural wagon delivering mail, U.S. Post Office'

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'SUMMARYr
The subject is the delivery of the U.S. mail in a rural area. The camera was positioned in full sight of a standard rural free delivery post box located in front of a well-kept house and garden. A small boy and girl walk past the camera position in front of the mail box. At that moment, a standard rural horse-drawn postal delivery wagon comes into sight. The postman places the mail in the box, and the wagon continues on its way.r
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Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34981.r
Cameraman, A. E. Weed.r
Filmed August 10, 1903 in Westminister, MD.r
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SUBJECTSr
Rural free delivery.r
Postal service.r
Actuality--Shorts.r
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RELATED NAMESr
Weed, A. E., camera.r
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.r
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)r
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DIGITAL IDr
awal 0865 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/awal.0865'

'Collecting mail, U.S. Post Office'

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'SUMMARYr
The subject is the movement of mail by the U.S. postal service. As the film begins, two types of mail boxes on a pole on the corner of a street can be seen. In the background, away from the camera position, are people going by on foot, as well as horse-drawn and electric streetcar transportation. At the end of the film, a man wearing the uniform of a mailman is seen approaching the mail boxes. He unlocks the boxes and removes the mail from both the small and large boxes.r
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Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34968.r
Cameraman, A. E. Weed.r
Filmed August 10, 1903 in Washington, D.C.r
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SUBJECTSr
Mail receiving and forwarding services.r
Actuality--Shorts.r
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RELATED NAMESr
Weed, A. E., camera.r
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.r
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)r
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DIGITAL IDr
awal 0869 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/awal.0869'

KidCitizen Game about Community Helpers

Download the complete Teacher's Guide and play this KidCitizen episode with your young students! The guide includes lots of outstanding Library of Congress primary sources of community helpers, superb background information, standards, and suggestions for activities in science, visual literacy, history, and critical thinking.   

The importance of community helpers is a building block of civics understanding. In this episode, children investigate who community helpers are, and how they have changed over time through exploration of a rich photograph (from the Library of Congress) of a man delivering ice to a schoolhouse in 1899.

Children explore the photograph by revealing it in sections, observing the details they find (See), and working with in-game character Ella to figure out what jobs the helpers are doing. Children collect elements of the photograph to their journal, and use what they have collected to help them decide what the jobs are (Think), and then to connect those jobs with community helpers today (Wonder).

Pre K - 2 3 - 5 English/Language Arts Science Social Studies/History Library community helpers KidCitizen

Ilene Berson Bert Snow Michael Berson Teresa St.Angelo