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Blog Profile / Shorpy Historic Photo Archive

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Thrilling and Popular: 1939

October 1939. "Display of magazines for sale in Taylor, Texas." We'll take one of each, please. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

Rock-and-Roll: 1956

April 1956. "Bill Haley and the Comets and Laverne Baker performing at the Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania." From photos by Ed Feingersh for the Look magazine article "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Controversy." View full size.

None Shall Pass: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Rock Creek Park scenes. Girls on bridge. L-R: Katherine Wren, Norvell Munford, Mary Happer, Cecil Lester Jones, Jessie Adkins, Doris Wagner, Virginia Seldon, Mildred Crosby and Mary Seldon." View full size.

Welcome Interstate Managers: 1908

Circa 1908. "Convention Hall, Rochester, N.Y." A Goreyesque tableau awaiting its ill-fated merrymakers. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

Ranch Dressing: 1952

"Leslie, 28 Feb. 1952." Visiting the abode of Grace and Hubert, whose low-key decor whispers of subdued scarlets and timorous teals. View full size.

The Bricks of St. Mary's: 1952

"July 13, 1952. Maurine, Grace, Helen, Albert, Morris and Leslie at St. Mary's, Rochester." The latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes. View full size.

Southern Style: 1940

July 1940. "Migratory agricultural worker from Florida waiting to leave Belcross, N.C., to another job at Onley, Va. It is Sunday and she is wearing her best clothes." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Equipped by Kogod-Dubb: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "D.G.S. Store and other vendors at trade exhibi­tion." 8x10 inch acetate negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

Rear Brakeman: 1943

March 1943. "Walter V. Dew, rear brakeman, on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Chicago and Chillicothe, Illinois, watching the train from the cupola." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

The Swingers: 1909

April 2, 1909. "Playground at Hamilton Fish Park." New York, New York -- it's a toddler town. 5x7 inch glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

Howard & Rena: 1952

With their colorful plumage and chirpy calls of "youbetcha," this species once darkened the skies of the mid-century Midwest. "Howard & Rena, April 1952." At Claude's farm somewhere in Minnesota, in our third look at these colorful Kodachromes. View full size.

Jekyll & Hide: 1935

Washington, D.C. "NO CAPTION" is the caption on this Harris & Ewing glass negative from 1935 of a lady and her furry friend. View full size.

Changing Chicago: 1910

Chicago circa 1910. "Madison Street, Hotel Brevoort and La Salle Opera House." The fad for automobiles seems to be growing. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

Heavy Lifting: 1910

Circa 1910. "Brown electric hoist unloading freighter Constitution at Cleveland." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Claude's Farm: 1952

"Grace at Claude's farm -- April 27, 1952." Along with Sally the Dalmatian, in our second slide from the Minnesota Kodachromes we got on eBay. View full size.

X-Pharma: 1943

Dec. 17, 1943. "Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey. Building 34, three kettles. Pfaudler Co., client." The white rectangles on the tanks are writing that's been blacked out on the negative. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

Hollywood Residential: 1938

1938. "Hollywood. Caldwell vicinity, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Structure dates to 1800; original owner Robert Davidson." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

Majestic Lunch: 1909

1909. "Majestic Building from Detroit Opera House." With "ServSelf Lunch in Basement." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

Candid Camera: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Mary Claphet, Irene & Ella Sherer, Mary Facenire." Transcribed with a "[?]" after each somewhat illegible name. Yes, ladies, you are on the INTERNET. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full s...

Fire-Eater: 1942

December 1942. Chicago, Illinois. "Working on a giant locomotive, one of the '400s,' in the Chicago & North Western Railroad shops." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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