Some called the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad’s centenary celebration “the biggest thing that has ever happened in Baltimore.”
A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying two astronauts after a half-year aboard the International Space Station landed in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Friday, June 2, 2017. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet were on the ISS crew.
Photos and text by Lloyd Fox
Fiona made her debut to the media in Hippo Cove at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Cincinnati. The zoo emphasizes she isn’t ready for public display but the media-only event was a step toward that. Fiona was born Jan. 24, weighing 29 pounds (13 kilograms).
Appearing in China at the end of the 19th century, rickshaws originally had two wheels and were pulled by their driver on foot, with passengers seated at the back. Today, most of the vehicles are tricycles – some still have pedals and are propelled by physical force, but the majority are equipped with electric or gas engines.
The early 20th Century photographs of Finley Taylor, from the timber boomtown of Richwood, W. Va., captured the hard life of logging crews and their families as men and horses harvested trees from 350,000 acres of hardwood forest over a 30-year period. After a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad spur reached Richwood in 1901, hundreds of immigrant families settled the area and logging companies established camps in the wilderness. Richwood became home of the largest clothespin factory in the world. Taylor, a studio photographer, based in Richwood, lugged a Rochester field camera into the woods to capture the life of loggers. His photos are the subject of three books published over the last year, “Last Photographers,” by Mark Romano of Cowen, W. Va. Romano, a photographer and teacher of photography, has collected thousands of Taylor’s glass negatives and prints.