Calendar of Events

Apr
15

Board of Adjustment April hearing

Hearing of the Little Rock Board of Adjustment to hear requests for variances to the Little Rock zoning code.  For an agenda of the hearing check one week prior to the hearing for the Board of Adjustm… Read More

Apr
17

Impact the Rock: A Day of Unity and Service

Kick off National Volunteer Week with "Impact the Rock: A Day of Unity and Service" on April 17th from 9 am to noon.  Join one of our beautification projects or create your own.  If you have adopted a… Read More

Apr
22

National Volunteer Week: Earth Day

We are continuing National Volunteer Week by planting trees in MacArthur Park for Earth Day on April 22nd from 9 am to 12 pm.  Due to the rocky terrain, the holes will be pre-dug.  Join us on the west… Read More

Allison Collection Photos October, 1941- November, 1941

Gale Stops Parachute Record Attempt, 10/14/41  Rapid City, S.D. – Buffeted by high winds, George Hopkins, the mermit of Devil’s Tower, drops to earth in his parachute as he attempts to set new World’s Record for successive parachute jumps at Rapid City, S. D. The gale forced him to abandon the idea after 14 leaps. Credit: ACME;

Gale Stops Parachute Record Attempt, 10/14/41 Rapid City, S.D. – Buffeted by high winds, George Hopkins, the mermit of Devil’s Tower, drops to earth in his parachute as he attempts to set new World’s Record for successive parachute jumps at Rapid City, S. D. The gale forced him to abandon the idea after 14 leaps. Credit: ACME;

Man Behind the Machine-gun, 10/24/41  GERMANY—This striking photograph, received Oct. 24, 1941 by clipper, shows a grim-faced German machine-gunner ‘sighting’ the enemy.;

Man Behind the Machine-gun, 10/24/41 GERMANY—This striking photograph, received Oct. 24, 1941 by clipper, shows a grim-faced German machine-gunner ‘sighting’ the enemy.;

Ammunition for the Soviet Front, 10/24/41  RUSSIA—Even peasant carts are requisitioned if no lorries are immediately available, so that Soviet infantry in the firing line can get ammunition they need. Here are two Red Army soldiers delivering rifle ammunition and grenades to a forward position. Note the well-protected, camouflaged firing post beside the rough road. Passed by British censor. Credit: ACME;

Ammunition for the Soviet Front, 10/24/41 RUSSIA—Even peasant carts are requisitioned if no lorries are immediately available, so that Soviet infantry in the firing line can get ammunition they need. Here are two Red Army soldiers delivering rifle ammunition and grenades to a forward position. Note the well-protected, camouflaged firing post beside the rough road. Passed by British censor. Credit: ACME;

Calm “After” the Storm, 10/24/41  RUSSIA—All was calm when German forces arrived at this scene on the Dneiper River at Strassolessnje. Retreating Soviet forces destroyed the bridge to slow up the Nazi advance. Passed by German censor.Credit: ACME;

Calm “After” the Storm, 10/24/41 RUSSIA—All was calm when German forces arrived at this scene on the Dneiper River at Strassolessnje. Retreating Soviet forces destroyed the bridge to slow up the Nazi advance. Passed by German censor.Credit: ACME;

Destroying to Repair, 10/24/41  Russia—German engineers caused this geyser when they blasted a piece of bridge framework as they went to work repairing a destroyed bridge across the Narva River. The bridge was blasted by retreating Red Army troops to stop the advance of the Germans. (Passed by German censor). Credit: ACME.;

Destroying to Repair, 10/24/41 Russia—German engineers caused this geyser when they blasted a piece of bridge framework as they went to work repairing a destroyed bridge across the Narva River. The bridge was blasted by retreating Red Army troops to stop the advance of the Germans. (Passed by German censor). Credit: ACME.;

King Chats With U.S. Army Officers in R.A.F., 10/24/41  London - King George is pictured during an inspection tour, talking to American Army Officers serving as observers with the Royal Air Force. Radiophoto was flashed from London to New York today. (Passed by British Censor) Credit: ACME Radiophoto;

King Chats With U.S. Army Officers in R.A.F., 10/24/41 London - King George is pictured during an inspection tour, talking to American Army Officers serving as observers with the Royal Air Force. Radiophoto was flashed from London to New York today. (Passed by British Censor) Credit: ACME Radiophoto;

CAPTIVE MINE STRIKE THREATENS STEEL OUTPUT, 10/27/41  CLAIRTON, PA – This pile of coal at the Clairton, Pa., works of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation looks big, but it will last only two weeks at capacity operation, and prospects of replenishing it are dim as 53,000 miners at pits owned by steel companies stage walkout to enforce C10 demand for a closed shop. Credit: OWI Radiophoto from ACME;

CAPTIVE MINE STRIKE THREATENS STEEL OUTPUT, 10/27/41 CLAIRTON, PA – This pile of coal at the Clairton, Pa., works of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation looks big, but it will last only two weeks at capacity operation, and prospects of replenishing it are dim as 53,000 miners at pits owned by steel companies stage walkout to enforce C10 demand for a closed shop. Credit: OWI Radiophoto from ACME;

BOMBING OF HMS ILLUSTRIOUS IN MEDITERRANEAN, #1, 10/27/41  MEDITERRANEAN—This is the start of German dive-bombing attack on the British aircraft carrier Illustrious, which was the main target of six air attacks in the Mediterranean, suffering several hits. This exclusive picture is the first of a sequence of three, received today by clipper, passed by British censor. The vessel is now undergoing repairs in an American port. Credit: Acme;

BOMBING OF HMS ILLUSTRIOUS IN MEDITERRANEAN, #1, 10/27/41 MEDITERRANEAN—This is the start of German dive-bombing attack on the British aircraft carrier Illustrious, which was the main target of six air attacks in the Mediterranean, suffering several hits. This exclusive picture is the first of a sequence of three, received today by clipper, passed by British censor. The vessel is now undergoing repairs in an American port. Credit: Acme;

BOMBING OF HMS ILLUSTRIOUS IN MEDITERRANEAN, #3, 10/27/41  MEDITERRANEAN—The British aircraft carrier Illustrious is almost hidden by spray and smoke from bomb bursts during savage German dive-bombing attack in the Mediterranean. The Illustrious, which made its way to an American shipyard, where it is now undergoing repairs, was the main target of six Nazi attacks by dive bombers. This is the last of three exclusive pictures received today by clipper, passed by British censor. Credit: Acme;

BOMBING OF HMS ILLUSTRIOUS IN MEDITERRANEAN, #3, 10/27/41 MEDITERRANEAN—The British aircraft carrier Illustrious is almost hidden by spray and smoke from bomb bursts during savage German dive-bombing attack in the Mediterranean. The Illustrious, which made its way to an American shipyard, where it is now undergoing repairs, was the main target of six Nazi attacks by dive bombers. This is the last of three exclusive pictures received today by clipper, passed by British censor. Credit: Acme;

Bombing Of HMS Illustrious In Mediterranean (2), 10/27/41  Mediterranean – German Dive Bombers begin to find their range and hits are scored on the British Aircraft Carrier Illustrious, which was their main target during six attacks in the Mediterranean. The vessel made its way to an American port, where it is undergoing repairs. This exclusive picture is the second of a sequence of three, received by clipper today, passed by British Censor. Credit: ACME;

Bombing Of HMS Illustrious In Mediterranean (2), 10/27/41 Mediterranean – German Dive Bombers begin to find their range and hits are scored on the British Aircraft Carrier Illustrious, which was their main target during six attacks in the Mediterranean. The vessel made its way to an American port, where it is undergoing repairs. This exclusive picture is the second of a sequence of three, received by clipper today, passed by British Censor. Credit: ACME;

BIGGEST PRODUCER DOUBLES STAINLESS STEEL OUTPUT, 10/28/41  CHICAGO, IL—Maj. General Joseph Cummins, Commanding of the Sixth Corps area, and other defense officials (on the platform at left) watch the first pouring from one of two new electric furnaces installed in the corporation. Their output of 100,000 net tons annually doubles the previous output, and makes the plant the greatest producer of stainless steel in the United States. In the glare above the furnace (upper center) can be seen the giant electrodes that produce the intense heat necessary in making the alloy. Credit: OWI Radiophoto from ACME;

BIGGEST PRODUCER DOUBLES STAINLESS STEEL OUTPUT, 10/28/41 CHICAGO, IL—Maj. General Joseph Cummins, Commanding of the Sixth Corps area, and other defense officials (on the platform at left) watch the first pouring from one of two new electric furnaces installed in the corporation. Their output of 100,000 net tons annually doubles the previous output, and makes the plant the greatest producer of stainless steel in the United States. In the glare above the furnace (upper center) can be seen the giant electrodes that produce the intense heat necessary in making the alloy. Credit: OWI Radiophoto from ACME;

Germans Enter Kharov, 10/28/41  Another Russian city into which Germany’s military machine has marched is Kharov, on the way to the highly desirable Donets Basin. No cheering crowd greeted the conquerors. No visible damage to the city is apparent from this radiophoto, flashed from Berlin to New York today (October 28).Credit: Official German photo from ACME;

Germans Enter Kharov, 10/28/41 Another Russian city into which Germany’s military machine has marched is Kharov, on the way to the highly desirable Donets Basin. No cheering crowd greeted the conquerors. No visible damage to the city is apparent from this radiophoto, flashed from Berlin to New York today (October 28).Credit: Official German photo from ACME;

Red Army Land-Water Tanks, 10/29/41  RUSSIA—Soviet amphibian tanks make their way across a Russian river. Such scenes as this are now being enacted as the Russians defend their terrain against the German mighty advance and possible pincer movement. Credit: ACME;

Red Army Land-Water Tanks, 10/29/41 RUSSIA—Soviet amphibian tanks make their way across a Russian river. Such scenes as this are now being enacted as the Russians defend their terrain against the German mighty advance and possible pincer movement. Credit: ACME;

Milano Shipyards Get Defense Orders, 10/30/41  Benton Harbor, Mich.: One of many mine-sweepers under construction at the Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding Co. yards, here, is shown as it neared final stages, with framework finished. Large diesel engines will be installed in the completed boats. Credit: ACME.;

Milano Shipyards Get Defense Orders, 10/30/41 Benton Harbor, Mich.: One of many mine-sweepers under construction at the Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding Co. yards, here, is shown as it neared final stages, with framework finished. Large diesel engines will be installed in the completed boats. Credit: ACME.;

CREW MEMBERS LEAVE DISABLED KEARNY, 10/30/41  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Crew members of the U.S.S. Kearny take leave of their ship to board an accompanying vessel at an unnamed port. The Kearny was damaged by a torpedo while on patrol southwest of Iceland, but was able to limp into port. Credit: OWI Radiophoto from ACME;

CREW MEMBERS LEAVE DISABLED KEARNY, 10/30/41 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Crew members of the U.S.S. Kearny take leave of their ship to board an accompanying vessel at an unnamed port. The Kearny was damaged by a torpedo while on patrol southwest of Iceland, but was able to limp into port. Credit: OWI Radiophoto from ACME;

AXIS PRISONERS WORKING FOR HIS MAJESTY, 10/30/41  German and Italian prisoners captured from Axis submarines and merchant vessels are shown getting a workout on the upper deck of a British warship, scrubbing wire hawsers to earn their passage. The British-censored caption which accompanied the photo said that the prisoners look forward to this work and admitted that they do it well. Credit: Acme;

AXIS PRISONERS WORKING FOR HIS MAJESTY, 10/30/41 German and Italian prisoners captured from Axis submarines and merchant vessels are shown getting a workout on the upper deck of a British warship, scrubbing wire hawsers to earn their passage. The British-censored caption which accompanied the photo said that the prisoners look forward to this work and admitted that they do it well. Credit: Acme;

Russians Blow Up Own Railroad Station, 11/2/41  Russia – This is how the railroad station in Viipuri looked to an official German photographer after it was blown-up by retreating Red Army. (Passed by German Censor). Credit: ACME;

Russians Blow Up Own Railroad Station, 11/2/41 Russia – This is how the railroad station in Viipuri looked to an official German photographer after it was blown-up by retreating Red Army. (Passed by German Censor). Credit: ACME;

Scene After Reds Lost Last-Stand Battle, 11/3/41  RUSSIA—This is a street scene. Shown is an unidentified Soviet village after Red Army troops lost a last-stand battle, according to the German censor approved caption accompanying this radiophoto, flashed from Berlin to New York today. Credit: Official German photo from ACME;

Scene After Reds Lost Last-Stand Battle, 11/3/41 RUSSIA—This is a street scene. Shown is an unidentified Soviet village after Red Army troops lost a last-stand battle, according to the German censor approved caption accompanying this radiophoto, flashed from Berlin to New York today. Credit: Official German photo from ACME;

German Troops in Kalinin, 11/3/41  Russia: German tanks storm into the Soviet city of Kalinin, some 60-miles North of Moscow. Radiophoto was flashed from Berlin to New York today. (Passed by German Censor). Credit: Official German photo from ACME;

German Troops in Kalinin, 11/3/41 Russia: German tanks storm into the Soviet city of Kalinin, some 60-miles North of Moscow. Radiophoto was flashed from Berlin to New York today. (Passed by German Censor). Credit: Official German photo from ACME;

High altitude performance of Curtiss-Hawk pursuits, 11/13/41  Curtiss – Wright Corp High altitude of new Curtiss Rolls Royce engine.;

High altitude performance of Curtiss-Hawk pursuits, 11/13/41 Curtiss – Wright Corp High altitude of new Curtiss Rolls Royce engine.;

Strike Clash in West Virginia Captive Mine., 11/18/41  Gary, W. VA.—One man was injured in a clash between pickets and members of an independent miner’s union at a captive mine, operated by the United States Coal & Coke Co., in Gary, November 18. The action occurred, when the independent miners tried to enter the mine and the pickets barred their way. Steel bars were hurled, with a liberal sprinkling of rocks, by both sides. Photo above shows one hapless victim being sprayed with a hose. Credit: ACME.;

Strike Clash in West Virginia Captive Mine., 11/18/41 Gary, W. VA.—One man was injured in a clash between pickets and members of an independent miner’s union at a captive mine, operated by the United States Coal & Coke Co., in Gary, November 18. The action occurred, when the independent miners tried to enter the mine and the pickets barred their way. Steel bars were hurled, with a liberal sprinkling of rocks, by both sides. Photo above shows one hapless victim being sprayed with a hose. Credit: ACME.;