5th August 1935: Workers at a Canning Plant in Kent, Washington State, USA.
During the 1930s (through the Great Depression) the city was called “The Lettuce Capital of the World”.
This photograph, dated the 22nd of October, 1973 shows people demonstrating in Washington D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon.
The protest came in the middle of the Watergate scandal, when Nixon lied about his involvement in the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
This was less than two weeks after the resignation of Vice President Agnew because of criminal charges of bribery, tax evasion and money laundering. Agnew was later convicted.
Nixon resigned in August of 1974 to avoid almost certain impeachment.
This photograph is of fireworks over the Washington Monument on the 4th of July, 1986.
US President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on the 15th of April, 1865, at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C.
This image depicting the moment of the assassination is from circa 1900.
US President Abraham Lincoln gave his first inaugural address on the 4th of March, 1861.
The speech, considered by many to be one of the greatest in American history, was delivered in the shadow of the not yet completed dome of the US Capitol in Washington.
John F. Kennedy walks to his inauguration with Jackie Kennedy on the 20th of January, 1961.
US President Lyndon B. Johnson entertains guests at a Christmas party near the Blue Room Christmas Tree in the White House on the 16th of December, 1964.
Henry Wirz, a Swiss-born Confederate commandant of Andersonville Prison (Camp Sumter), was executed in the shadow of the US Capitol on the 10th of November, 1865.
He was only one of two men executed for war crimes in the American Civil War.
Today the US Supreme Court sits on the site of the execution.
The White House in 1901 X
The Executive Mansion, home to the US President, was officially renamed the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt on the 12th of October, 1901.
The new name had been unofficially used for at least ninety years before the change was made.