Photos

Each photo here with added short interesting facts is a part of a longer blog post. If it made you curious and you want to experience déjà vu with me, click on the picture to go to the article.

At the beginning of the 20th century, citrus groves transformed from a paradise to a place of hard, almost industrial work, giving the city’s poorer inhabitants and mass immigrants the opportunity to survive. ©Library of Congress

Difficult beginnings but the success of the oranges has been phenomenal. The fruit was sweet, tasty and beautiful. ©Library of Congress

The Las Vegas Strip is not actually in the city. Many tourists who come to this “Las Vegas” have never actually set foot in the real Las Vegas area. © Clément Bardot, Wikipiedia Commons

Charles A. Lindbergh leaving the White House after conference with President Roosevelt.

Alcohol was a strategic commodity in every city in the Wild West. The photo shows one of the last evenings with a glass in hand before the introduction of Prohibition. According to critics, alcohol prohibition was the worst idea of ​​American legislation in the 20th century. ©Library of Congress

Las Vegas – a place where you play life truancy from time to time and do stupid things. ©Bob Dass, Wikipedia Commons

President Theodore Roosevelt and a group of politicians are trying to replant the first Navel Orange tree. © SMU Central University Libraries

U.S. Newspaper Headlines December 8, 1941. © Stalmar Publikation

Advertising poster from the beginning of the 20th century. ©Library of Congress

Cover of Puck Magazine 1901. “What a fuss they made about us!”

The images of the West that have been shown in Hollywood movies and historical shows like the Buffalo Bill had little to do with real life. It was life in a parched sun, a dry, windy hell.
A group of miners in Goldfield , Nevada in 1907. © Waldon Fawcett , Library of Congress

“The Anaconda Standard” newspaper presented its readers with a way of “supporting” democracy in the elections to the US Senate in 1900. © Library of Congress

Benetton shop in 2022, The gentle face of a former rebel.
© Stalmar Publication

Controversial Benetton advert, 1986 globes © Benetton 1986

Kendall Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian family , with a can of Pepsi Cola in hand, stops potential racial riots. © Pepsico

The Ford factory in Willow Run was such a spectacular undertaking that aviation legend Charles Lindbergh called it “the Grand Canyon of the mechanical world.” ©Library of Congress).

Rose Will Monroe, a young employee of the Ford aviation plant, inspired the propaganda campaign to praise Rosie the Riveter. In later years, the figure of Rosie was a symbol of feminism and women’s economic power. ©Library of Congress.

Las Vegas was and is an authentic, brutally honest city that has tempted people for generations with a simple message. In Las Vegas, no one really cares about who you are or where you come from. © Kobby Dagan / Shutterstock

Production of the 28-ton M3 tanks at the Chrysler plant. ©Library of Congress).

Size plays a big role in Las Vegas. Everything must be the greatest and most beautiful. © Kobby Dagan / Shutterstock

“In the fight against anorexia since 2005!” The Heart Attack Grill offers the most caloric burger in the world. © Stalmar Publikation

At the beginning of the 20th century, the myth of gambling was born as a specific form of capitalism. © Library of Congress

Final assembly of the B-25 bombers at the North American Aviation Inc. ©Library of Congress

Advertising poster from the end of the 19th century. ©Library of Congress

An agitation leaflet from the beginning of the 1940s. ©Library of Congress

William A. Clark was known for his outstanding wealth and boundless corruption. Defending himself repeatedly against the accusation, Clark insisted that he “never bought a man that wasn’t for sale.” © The Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress

 A contemporary caricature of Sheldon Adelson, the head of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, known for his repeated attempts to influence the US and Nevada elections. © DonkeyHotey / Bectrigger

Satellite for sale. © NASA

Controversial Benetton advert, 1991 Priest and nun, © Benetton 1991

Controversial Benetton advert, 1991 angel and devil © Benetton 1986

Controversial Benetton advert, 1991 Cemetery, © Benetton 1991