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Hot Texas Weiners: 1939

Spring 1939. "Washington, D.C., lunchroom." Offering, in addition to Lone Star tube steaks, "Tables for Ladies." Medium format acetate negative. View full size.

Spritzed by an Angel: 1942

November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Nurse training. Nurses learn the care of patients suffering from burns. Here, the nurse paints a boy's burned back with sulfathiazole. The treatment of burns is of much public interest in these...Show More Summary

Dobbs Ferry: 1900

Westchester County, New York, circa 1900. "Dobbs Ferry depot." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Inside Baseball: 1906

"Indoor baseball, both from a spectacular point of view and from the benefit and pleasure it gives participants, is in every way worthy to take a high place among the Winter sports." (N.Y. Times, Nov. 26, 1900). "World's Champions, 1905-1906,...Show More Summary

Bananamerica: 1942

May 1942. Southington, Conn. "Dimitrios Giorgios, who came from Greece, runs a soda fountain. He wasn't here long before the country entered World War I and he joined up. A member of the American Legion, he is shown here making banana splits." Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.

Sunday Dinner: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. The family of Ralph Hurlbut. A Sunday dinner honoring Corporal Robert Hurlbut, twenty-one, home on his first furlough from the Army. All of the Hurlbuts are on hand for the occasion, including the married and grandchildren. Show More Summary

Meat and Potatoes: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Preparations for Ralph Hurlbut's family dinner." Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.

The Sport of Presidents: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Golf -- Warren Harding." Who set out for a full round but ended up only playing nine holes. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

A Little Cottage: 1938

1938. "Thebideau (Thibodaux?) cabin, Franklin vic., St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Related name: Mrs. Streva." Photo: Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

Splane House: 1938

1938. "Splane House at Arlington Plantation. Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Built 1829 by Major Amos Webb; purchased ca. 1870 by the Misses Splane." 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

The Gospel Wagon: 1900

Buffalo, N.Y., circa 1900. "Ellicott Square Building." At the time of its completion 1896, the largest office building in the world. Our title for this post comes from lower down (and higher up). 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

Our Eden: 1897

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1897. "A garden near Daytona." 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

Swing Shift: 1943

April 1943. Buffalo, New York. "Swing-shift workers on the sidelines at the weekly swingshift dance held at the Main-Utica ballroom." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Leafy Keene: 1905

Keene, New Hampshire, circa 1905. "West Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Rim Shot: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Chalmers (rear detail)." Today's entry in the Shorpy Catalogue of Callipygian Cabooses. Photo by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Nebraska: 1938

November 1938. "Omaha, Nebraska. Railroad yards." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

As Boys Grow: 1942

October 1942. "Benjamin Franklin High School, New York, New York. Victory Corps. High school boys growing physically fit through exercise." Medium format negative by William Perlitch for the Office of War Information. View full size...

Fill Noir: 1942

April 1942. "Hollywood, California. Gasoline filling station at night." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Garbage In: 1943

May 1943. "Mary Grimm, 8, doing the housework (in the kitchen also seen here). Her mother, a 26-year-old widow, is crane operator at Pratt & Letchworth, Buffalo, New York." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

Biscayne Bay: 1912

Florida circa 1912. "Biscayne Bay, Miami." Back when the highrises were mostly trees. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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