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Blog Profile / Shorpy Historic Photo Archive


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Night and Day: 1958

Billie Holiday performing circa 1958-59, nearing the close of her career and the end of her life. Who can pin down the venue and the personnel? 35mm negative from the Look magazine archive, photographer unknown. View full size.

A Dickey Christmas: 1919

The globular tree, the unhinged affect, the undercurrent of barely suppressed rage -- yes, it's our annual holiday missive from the family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, limned with a festive filigree of mold. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, or else! "Dickey Christmas tree, 1919." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

Pontiac Purveyors: 1936

"1936 Pontiacs and salesmen at Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco." Lined up at the Bottom of the Mark. 8x10 inch Kodak safety negative. View full size.

College Football: 1912

1912. Washington, D.C. "Georgetown-Carlisle game; Glenn Warner." But... where are the skyboxes? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Teeter-Totter Attire: 1903

Detroit ca. 1903. "Children's playground, Belle Isle Park." Please note: CHILDREN ONLY. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Flossy Flint: 1924

San Francisco, 1924. "Flint roadster at golf course" is the latest entrant in the Shorpy Councours of Superannuated Conveyances. See you at the 19th Hole! 6½ x 8½ glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

Old Orleans: 1890

New Orleans circa 1880s-1890s. "Street in the French Quarter." Take care not to trip on the guttersnipes. 5x7 glass negative by William Henry Jackson. Attribution based on Catalogue of the W.H. Jackson Views (1898). View full size.

Pike's Peak or Bust: 1937

Taken near Pike's Peak, Colorado, my great grandfather's brother, George W. Downing, poses with his wife, family, and one great automobile. View full size.

Health Deputy: 1924

San Mateo County, California, 1924. "Daly City Deputy Health Officer and construction trucks." Also the quarters of the Constable, not to mention "Oiling & Greasing." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Winter Games: 1952

"Blue Earth skating pond, 1-6-52." This slide by Hubert Tuttle opens the winter edition of Minnesota Kodachromes. Hot chocolate, anyone? View full size.

Mt. Tam: 1910

Marin County, California, circa 1910. "Scenic view of Mount Tamalpais." From an Indian name meaning "west hill." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

Play Date: 1924

February 21, 1924. Washington, D.C. "McLeod & Robt. M. Clancy." So what's going on here? National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

Kissel Kandy Karavan: 1919

October 1919. "California Highway Motor Train in San Francisco." A publicity stunt showcasing the nascent field of long-distance trucking as facilitated by the "giant pneumatic tire." The cargo here being three tons of Cherry Flip. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

New West: 1941

August 1941. "Stockmen on street corner outside bar 'The Mint.' Sheridan, Wyoming." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

South Park: 1909

1909. "Midwinter carnival, children's parade with dog sled. Upper Saranac Lake, N.Y." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Getting Hitched: 1925

California circa 1925. "Nash touring car with trailer." Outfitted with a patriotic profusion of flags. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Street View: 1935

1935. "F Street, Washington, D.C." The view from the Harris & Ewing photographic studio at exactly 2:47. 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

Joyride: 1929

"Graham-Paige sedan, San Francisco." It's a beautiful sunny day in 1929. What could go wrong? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Our Gang: 1935

Washington, D.C, circa 1935. "Children playing." With a cameo appearance by our old friend Turnbuckle Star. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

Speed Maniac: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Empress Theater, Ninth Street N.W. (Washington Herald)." Now playing: Tom Mix in The Speed Maniac, sandwiched between Hong Kong Restaurant and the Marines. National Photo glass negative. View full size...

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