Ask with any great set of photographs, this collection is rife with possibility.
* Ask each student to choose one of the 300+ images. Have them write a paragraph about the picture, requiring a tie-in to research in a newspaper database like nyshistoricnewspapers.org. For example, if they chose a photo of a building, can they show a Google streetview of the current building? If they chose a circus performer, can they find a circus program from a similar year and a similar county fair? If they chose a portrait, can they find any information about the individual from familysearch.org or a book?