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Walter's Restaurant: 1953

Fairbury, Nebraska, 1953. Walter Gorham, my uncle, ran this restaurant in the Mary-Etta Hotel. View full size.

B-BOT: 1906

Boston circa 1906. "Board of Trade, Broad Street." Now the Boston Oakwood apartments. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

Summer Street: 1904

Circa 1904. "Summer Street in Boston, Mass." With much idiosyncratic signage. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Heaven and El: 1905

Circa 1905. "Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, Massachusetts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

A Fresh Start: 1937

March 1937. "6:45 a.m. -- One of nine children, son of hired man Tip Estes washing his face after doing his early-morning chores. Near Fowler, Indiana." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

Baby Carrot: 1937

March 1937. "Children of migratory carrot pullers, Mexicans. Imperial Valley, California." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

Urban Alligator: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Chalmers Six touring car." Fitted with a reptilian custom top. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Hotel Vendome: 1900

Boston circa 1900. "Hotel Vendome, Dartmouth Street and Commonwealth Avenue." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Utah Copper: 1942

November 1942. "Utah Copper -- Bingham Mine. Brakeman of an ore train at the open-pit mining operations of Utah Copper Company at Bingham Canyon, Utah." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Amity Hall: 1937

August 1937. "Automobile convoys at Amity Hall, Pennsylvania. Truckers' facilities are, according to the drivers, model accommodations and of a kind not found elsewhere." Photo by Edwin Locke, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Fortress America: 1903

New York, 1903. "Cadet Armory, 9th Regiment Coast Artillery, West 14th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

99 Bottles: 1938

October 1938. North Platte, Nebraska. "Manager of the Alamo bar, and Mildred Irwin, entertainer." The saloon singer last seen here. Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

The Wrong Side: 1938

November 1938. "Houses along the railroad tracks. Omaha, Nebraska." Photo by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

Mostly White: 1936

June 1936. " 'Griffin children' of Alabama land use demonstration project near Greensboro. They are all third or fourth generation resulting from, it is believed, a white woman and a Negro. They are mostly white and refused to be placed with the Negroes, but the whites will not have them. Show More Summary

Skid Row: 1938

"Perhaps the greatest charm of tramp-life is the absence of monotony. In Hobo Land the face of life is protean -- an ever-changing phantasmagoria, where the impossible happens and the unexpected jumps out of the bushes at every turn of the road." -- Jack London, The Road November 1938. Show More Summary

Nebraska Power: 1938

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

Watch Your Step: 1937

Spotsylvania County, Virginia, circa 1937. "St. Julien Plantation porch. Main house built 1794 with addition ca. 1812." 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. View full size.

Angler Saxon: 1919

Saxon, the seventh largest American car maker in 1917, went wheels-up in 1922. San Francisco, 1919. "Saxon touring car at boatyard." Today's entry on the Shorpy Roster of Musty Marques. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full s...

Cattleman's Bar: 1938

November 1938. "Saloon in stockyards district. South Omaha, Nebraska." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Down Woodward: 1900

Detroit circa 1900. "Down Woodward Avenue from Peterboro Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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