Long before the Circulator and Uber, Baltimore had an elaborate system of trolleys. And as wecontinue our look at Baltimore during the Great Depression (thanks to Yale’s Photogrammar site), this week we collected images of Baltimore’s trolleys, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Marjory Collins in April 1943. All captions are the original text provided with that image.
The day in photos around the world.
The remains of the mid-16th century church Temple of Santiago, also known as Temple of Quechula, have emerged from the surface of the Grijalva River, which feeds the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir, near the town of Nueva Quechula, in Chiapas state, Mexico. A drought this year has hit the river’s watershed, dropping the water level in the reservoir. It is the second time a drop in the reservoir has revealed the temple since it was flooded when the dam was completed in 1966. In 2002, the water was so low visitors could walk inside the church.
PLANO, TEXAS — The wake-up call did not come with the cancer diagnosis. Or the double mastectomy.
Or news that cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.
For Noelle LeVeaux, it came 10 days before the first round of chemo. The dishwasher overflowed. Water seeped under the wood laminate floor. She loaded her two young daughters into the family car and left for the nail salon. They would escape reality for a while.
She drove her GMC Acadia down the road, through a red stoplight and into a Chevy Escalade. As airbags deployed and her SUV spun, she thought of how the stoplights seemed out of sequence. She looked at her daughters in the back seat.
In that moment, she realized how much she wanted to live.
When Patrick Joust isn’t working as a librarian for the Enoch Pratt Free Library, he can often be found on the streets of Baltimore with his twin lens reflex film camera, photographing subjects in the city. The type of camera, Joust says, intrigues his subjects and allows him to fly a little more under the radar. He is the latest subject of our series, Baltimore Street Photographer.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalist Kenneth K. Lam photographed the Ravens as they lost to the San Francisco 49ers 25-20 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Mexico City holds their ninth monumental “Alebrije” Parade. An annual event to honor Mexican handcrafts and folk art, especially a hard kind of papier-mâché called “cartonería” and the creation of fantastic figures with it called “alebrijes.” Alebrijes are chimera-like creatures credited to artisan Pedro Linares painted in bright colors according to Wikipedia.