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Grand Entrance: 1952

San Francisco, 1952. "Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels." You'll come for the balustrade but stay for the porte-cochere. 8x10 inch negative. View full size.

Alumni Banquet: 1902

New Haven, Conn., circa 1902. "Banquet in Alumni Hall (University Commons), Yale College." Ladies will please retire to the balcony. View full size.

The Vast Resort: 1895

Hampton Roads, Virginia, circa 1895. "Hygeia Hotel, Old Point Comfort." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

Parade Rest: 1943

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "Spectators at the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.

Vendor #113

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "A man selling flags and buttons at the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Medium format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Howard's Chicken Shack: 1943

February 1943. "Daytona Beach, Florida. Street scene." Howard's Chicken Shack -- we're going to phone 9363 and see if they can deliver to 2016. Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size...

A Good Little Soldier: 1943

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "Spectators at Office of Civilian Defense parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Medium format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Midway: 1943

February 1943. "Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday morning street scene in Midway. McGill's Fish Market and Fann's Lunchroom, Pine Street and 2nd Avenue." Midway, along with Newtown and Waycross, comprised the "Negro quarters" of Daytona Beach. Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

Galaxie 500: 1964

"Ford salesman with 1964 cars." 35mm negative. View full size.

Block Party: 1890s

Boston circa 1890s. "Jamaica Pond Ice Co. delivery wagon." 8x10 glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

Executive Suite: 1955

January 25, 1955. "Becton Dickinson Co., Rutherford, New Jersey. Mr. Becton's office. Fellheimer & Wagner, client." Anyone got a match? Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

Stop Ahead: 1925

San Francisco, 1925. "Jewett touring car from rear." Going forward, the end of the road for the Jewett brand was just a year away. 5x7 glassneg. View full size.

Becton Dickinson: 1954

March 23, 1954. "Becton Dickinson Co., Rutherford, New Jersey. Office." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

42,000 Days Ago ...

The Jersey Shore circa 1901. "The Beach at Asbury Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

The 1960 Look

July 1959. "Detroit's 1960 look. Sneak preview of the new models." This particular example being a Dodge Polara convertible minus some ornamentation. 35mm color transparency for the Look magazine assignment "The name of the game is change: Look's 16th Annual New Car Preview." View full size.

The Squeaky Wheel: 1918

Oakland, Calif., circa 1918. "Orchard tractor demonstration -- Fageol Motors Co. 'Walking Tractor'." Latest entry in the Shorpy Catalog of Agricultural Anachron­isms. 8x10 inch glass negative by Cheney Photo Advertising Co. View full size.

Fleischmanns Depot: 1902

Delaware County, New York, circa 1902. "Ulster & Delaware R.R. station, Fleischmanns, Catskill Mountains." Somewhere between Pixley and Willoughby. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Hot and Buttered: 1930

San Francisco circa 1930s. "C.W. Smith's Yum-Yum candy concession along the Great Highway at Playland-at-the-Beach." 8x10 nitrate negative attributed to George or Leo Whitney. From the Marilyn Blaisdell Collection. View full size.

Alice Under Control: 1908

New York, 1908. "The end of the rampage -- 'Alice' under control, and thinking it over. Two zookeepers with restrained elephant lying on the ground after running free around the New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo)." Gelatin silver print from the William Temple Hornaday papers, Library of Congress. View full size.

Ready for Duty: 1860s

1861-65. "Soldier in Union uniform and cap box standing with musket and bayonet with scabbard." Sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored, removed from frame. Liljen­quist Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

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