Mosquito bars were serious business in the days before wire screens covered windows and doors. If you expected to get an insect-bite-free night’s sleep without having to rub yourself with kerosene, a mosquito bar was essential. See a variety of them as depicted in fine art, popular art, and photography.
Camera setup for an early industrial film about the Larkin Factories in Buffalo, New York. More on the film inside.
Poor sad watermelon! This was one of a set of 12 Valentine’s Day cards featuring anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables (yes, it’s a Valentine’s card!). More at the link.