Colorfully painted windows—927 in all—distinguish the Ministry of Communications and Information headquarters in Singapore. Built in 1934, the six-story building originally served as a police station and barracks. It became a national monument in 1998 and is known today as the Old Hill Street Police Station.
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The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is a work-in-progress in this picture by amateur photographer L.A. Sanchez, awarded a prize for the image in 1935. Construction on the bridge began in 1933 and was completed in 1936.
The city of Baia Mare in northwestern Romania is known for its mining history and well-preserved medieval remnants. Here, a quiet street is captured by National Geographic Your Shot contributor Cristi Niculescu.
Children gather around a French Quarter snowball wagon in this Autochrome image originally published in the April 1930 issue of National Geographic. "These are the only 'snowballs' the children of New Orleans have ever seen," says the picture's caption, "as snow has not fallen there in fifty years."