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August 1939. "Grants Pass, Oregon. 'California Day.' A picnic in town park on the Rogue River. Hot summer afternoon." Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.
June 1942. "Industrial safety. Accident prevention. The employee who carries in such a way as to obscure his vision is not saving time -- he is endangering himself and his fellow workers. A few extra trips, or the use of a truck when necessary, eliminates possible man-hour loss from this hazard." Photo by Howard Liberman for the Office of War Information. View full size.
Summer 1938. "Utopia Children's House, Harlem, New York." Photo by Jack Allison for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
Palm Beach, Fla., circa 1894. "Hotel Royal Poinciana, Lake Worth." 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.
Jan. 25, 1954. "H.F. Fischbach, residence at Hampshire House, Central Park South. Tile bathroom." You'll come for the plumbing but stay for the towels. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.
San Francisco circa 1930. Grant Ave. at Sacramento St. 4 x 5 inch nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.
My brother snapped this 35mm Kodak Tri-X negative as a former high school classmate left (Fled? Took it on the lam?) from this newsstand at 1241 Fourth Street in San Rafael, California. At the time this was one of two newsstands downtown. Show More Summary
San Francisco March 1940. "Built as the largest and safest office building in San Francisco, the Montgomery Block became the headquarters of professional men from 1853 to 1890. It was the only major downtown San Francisco building to...Show More Summary
I don't know what year my grandfather took this photo of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building, but I'm guessing it was 1948 or 1949. View full size.
April 1939. "San Francisco, California, seen from the First Street ramp of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge." Before BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) crossed the bay, there was the Key System. Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full siz...
A farmer known to my family (but, sadly, not to me) smiles at the photographer - presumably my grandfather - in this early-1950s shot from Honey Grove, Pennsylvania. View full size.
San Francisco 1940. "Silas Palmer House, NW corner Van Ness and Washington. Essentially stick in style, with features of the Villa and Shingle eras, as well as tall Mansard roof on tower. Squared bays are typical of 1880s. Some pseudo-Moorish details on entrance porch. Show More Summary
The rest of "downtown" Honey Grove, Pennsylvania, as seen from the vantage point of the gas pump at the front of my grandfather's store. Early 1950s. View full size.
San Francisco, 1926. "Rickenbacker in woods." Another automotive marque not long for this world. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.
April 1939. "Salvation Army, San Francisco, California. Unemployed young men pause a moment to loiter and watch, and then pass on." Large format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.
"Downtown" Honey Grove, Pennsylvania shivers on a snowy day, pre-1952. My grandfather's grocery was apparently getting a delivery. View full size.
Our 1967 vacation first took us to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; then on the way to Yosemite we went through Fresno, where I took this Kodachrome slide of the Fulton Mall three years after its opening. Pedestrianizing Fulton...Show More Summary
1943, Marin County, California. "Coffee and cakes taste pretty good to these San Quentin prisoners who have just given blood to the Red Cross mobile unit. Of the hundreds of men who volunteered to give blood to the bank, 150 were taken care of during the unit's four-hour visit to the penitentiary. Show More Summary
Another look at the fading Atlantic City from my grandfather's family trip in 1964. View full size.
San Francisco April 14, 1934. "East side looking south, Montgomery Street commercial buildings." In later years the Gold Rush-era building here housing the Chicago Specialty Co. became the law offices of flamboyant San Francisco attorney Melvin Belli. Show More Summary