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Maxwell Crossing: 1924

San Francisco, 1924. "Maxwell crossing Washington Street at Spreckels Mansion." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Staying Power: 1900

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1900. "Colonial Hotel, Prospect Avenue." Offering complimentary wi-fi if you come back in 110 years to its current incarnation as a Marriott Residence Inn. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

Old Ohio: 1905

Circa 1905. "Superior Avenue, Cleveland." Landmarks include the Arcade Building at right, Hollenden Hotel and newspaper offices of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Flirty Dancing: 1943

April 1943. Washington, D.C. "Jitterbugs at an Elks Club dance, the 'cleanest dance in town'." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.

Whoas Before Bros: 1930

Washington, D.C., 1930. "NO CAPTION (horse jumping through group of men)." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

A Bite Two Eat: 1943

April 1943. "Washington, D.C. -- A cafeteria." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Leafy Lobby: 1957

August 13, 1957. "Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, New York. Lobby to fountain." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

Official Philly: 1912

At 548 feet, Philadelphia City Hall, completed in 1901 with its clock tower topped by a statue of William Penn, is the world's tallest masonry building. Philadelphia circa 1912. "Market Street west from Eleventh, with view of City Hall." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Pierce-Arrow: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Pierce-Arrow Model 31 touring car." Latest chapter in the Shorpy Anthology of Antique Autos. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

Friday's Child: 1905

"Durant, Mrs. T. (child) -- between March 1905 and August 1906." 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

Deconstructed: 1906

"Looking up Post Street from Kearney." Aftermath of the April 18, 1906, San Francisco earthquake and fire. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

Funniest Place on Earth: 1914

Atlantic City circa 1914. "Bathers in front of Chalfonte Hotel and Steeplechase Pier." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Mid-Century Mili's: 195x

This found Kodachrome is labeled simply "Mili's House." View full size.

Higher Lower Manhattan: 1912

New York circa 1912. "Big buildings of Lower Manhattan." Notable skyscrapers (in a scene last glimpsed here) include the Woolworth tower (under construction), the Singer Building and the Bankers Trust pyramid. View full size.

The Journal: 1905

Detroit circa 1905. "Journal building at Fort and Wayne." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Rail-Rover Crossing: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "Broad Street Station of the Pennsylvania R.R." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Ready to Roll: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Franklin touring car." Latest specimen in the Shorpy Sideshow of Air-Cooled Oddities. 5x7 glass plate by Chris Helin. View full size.

Such a Deal: 1950s

Somewhere in the 1950s, with a hand that seems suspiciously good. Another Kodachrome slide from the same box as These Three and Dressed to Smoke, found in a thrift store. View full size.

Happy New Year!

"Between February 1894 and February 1901; date from photographer's logbook; notation on negative sleeve: Dunn baby." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

Ample Parking: 1916

Detroit circa 1916. "Washington Boulevard, east side." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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