Look, mom, one hand. This is one of York Barbell’s iconic weightlifters and part of the “history mysteries” series.
These barn photos are part of a recent picture release from Yale University of Library of Congress photos from the 1930s and 1940s. They were commissioned by the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information.
The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin’s photos from above the Norman Wood Bridge are telling for several reasons. With a Susquehanna River bed like that, it’s obvious why the river over the centuries could not be navigated – or at least navigated by flatboats only in certain rainy seasons. It’s also why canals had to be put in on both sides of the river so that farmers and merchants could get their goods to market on the Chesapeake Bay.
The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel is specializing in interior shots of buildings that a developer looking to rehab on West Market Street in downtown York. This is the view from Woolworth’s building. Paul has a great eye for capturing interior details of fixtures left behind by former tenants.