Here’s a source of high-quality photos, most at least 90 years old. A lot of these photos would fit nicely into presentations for history classes: Old-Picture.com.
Many of the photos don’t appear much of any place else. There are historic maps, too.
For example: What’s a “whistlestop tour?”
Here is President William H. Taft making such a tour, or rather, speaking during a stop on such a tour, at Redfield (what state? South Dakota? Iowa? New York?):
Here’s Taft, again, at “Boutelle at Janesville;” note especially the boys climbing the pole to get a better look:
Here’s Taft at a train, again in 1908 — might we assume it’s the same trip?
Here Taft and his party are pictured on a train, in Chicago. Same train? Same trip? Who are the other men with him?
For another view, here’s what Taft saw at one of his stops — the crowd assembled to listen to him speak, in 1908:
Put these pictures together in a different order — it’s a clear illustration of just what a “whistlestop” tour is. These slides could complement a presentation comparing this trip with Harry Truman’s 1948 whistlestop tour, just two generations later. Or, juxtapose these pictures with pictures of John F. Kennedy in 1960, or Richard Nixon in 1968, or Bill Clinton’s bus tours in 1992 and 1996.
I’ll wager you’ve not seen at least one of these photos before (they are all new to me). Old-Picture.com has a great collection of stuff. So far as I can tell, the site administrator lists no copyright restrictions (there’s got to be a story in there somewhere).
What can you do with this collection?