Oakland, California, circa 1959. "Garbage truck accident." With lots of vintage unsorted refuse destined for the landfill or incinerator. Or, in this case, your front lawn. 4x5 acetate negative. Who can ID the neighborhood? View full size.
Oakland, California, circa 1957. Another look at the motor mashup seen here yesterday. 4x5 acetate negative, ex newspaper archive. View full size.
Circa 1905. "Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." A good look at the street-rail infrastructure in place 110 years ago. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.
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