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War Work: 1943

May 1943. Arlington, Va. "Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, a residence for women working in government for the duration of the war." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Marblehead: 1906

Circa 1906. "Harbor from Crocker Park, Marblehead, Massachusetts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Stripes and Solids: 1925

Washington, D.C. "K.K.K. parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, 8/8/25." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

The Palace: 1920

"Market Street, San Francisco, 1920." Starring the Palace Hotel and, rising behind, the Call Building. 8x10 glass negative. photographer unknown. View full size.

Dalmatian Wanted: 1920

San Francisco, 1920. "Underwriters Fire Patrol truck." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Weekend USA: 1956

1956. "Woman and man modeling summer clothing posed in various settings." From photos taken for the Look magazine assignment "The Great American Weekend: Food, Fashion, Home Living." View full size.

Turning Point: 1932

Tom Jensen, Los Angeles police officer, chef at the Police Academy and part time actor. I scanned this photo at a family reunion for my mother's 90th birthday. He was my mother's stepmother's brother-in-law's brother. View full size...

Times Past: 1906

Manhattan circa 1906. "Times Building." The recently completed New York Times newspaper headquarters, now encased in electronic signage and venue of the News Year's "ball drop," gave the former Longacre Square its current name. Photoprint by Irving Underhill. View full size.

Signal Corps Library: 1943

"Library at SCPC (Signal Corps Photographic Center) for enlisted men only." From the estate of a former Army Signal Corps photographer. View full size.

Anita O'Day: 1958

Who needs Cadillacs Mink coats The income tax? So we're squares Who cares? Baby -- I'm with you! New York, 1958. "Singer Anita O'Day, half-length portrait, facing front." 8x10 gelatin silver print, CBS Television Network Photo Division. View full size.

By the Sea: 1908

The Jersey Shore circa 1908. "Marlborough-Blenheim hotel and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

Brougham Alone: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Paige 6-45 Brougham -- $1350 as equipped," it says on the front of the car. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Library Laundry: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Laundry at Library of Congress." Equipped with mangle and steam cabinet. 8x6 inch glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

Fenders Fixed: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Day-Elder truck." Latest entry on the Shorpy List of Lapsed Lorries. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Chill Tonic: 1940

August 1940. "Port Gibson, Mississippi." Habitues of the Dreamboat Inn, last seen here. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

A Cottage for Sale: 1936

September 1936. "House for sale in Manchester, New Hampshire." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

Whirly Gig: 1942

"Ship launching in Portland, Maine. The men behind the launchings. High in the cab of a 'whirly crane,' these workers operate the derrick which raises the iron gates and releases water into the dock where ships are built. Eight vessels...Show More Summary

Oakland Tribune: 1920

Oakland, California, circa 1920. "Offices of the Oakland Tribune." The premises of the late lamented newspaper (1874-2016) are now a bar, the Tribune Tavern. 8x10 inch glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Co. View full siz...

Hygeia Hotel: 1895

Hampton Roads, Virginia, circa 1895. "Boat landing at Old Point Comfort and Hygeia Hotel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

Ramblin' Man: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918. "Studebaker." Well-used, with traveling cases marked "R.J.W." and "L.A." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

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