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Silent Hoist & Crane: 1948

New York, 1948. "Weitzner & Papper Monuments truck at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens." 4x5 negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

Bryant Park: 1948

New York circa 1948. "Bryant Park and New York Public Library." With views of Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and other Manhattan landmarks waiting to be named. 4x5 inch acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

Star Villa: 1900

Circa 1900. "Star Villa, Cape May, N.J." Completed 1885; fourth floor added 1893; moved to current location in 1967. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

Pups in a Row: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. "NO CAPTION (puppies)." Where's Harry Frees when you need him? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Mandolin Monroe: 1953

September 2, 1953. Los Angeles, California. "Marilyn Monroe with mandolin." Color transparency by Milton H. Greene for Look magazine. View full size.

Fast Friends: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Paige coupe and biplane at Mills Field." Latest entry in the Shorpy Catalog of Quaint Conveyances. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

Working Lunch: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Miss Lucy Alexander, food tester, Department of Agriculture." Something of a Shorpy celebrity, last seen here and here. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

Reading Circle: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Conn. Class of young children." Reading David's Friends at School. Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.

Death's Doorman: 1919

Somewhere in San Francisco circa 1919. "Woman alighting from Marmon limousine." At first this would seem to be all about the car, until we notice the pedestrian with the influenza face mask, and sign advertising what seems to be an appearance by the actress Aurora Mardiganian in connection with ARMENIAN MASSACRES. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Her Own Biggest Fan: 1927

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1927. "Woman at campsite with fan display." The card enlarged here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Lincoln's Deathplace: 1900

Washington, D.C., circa 1900. "House in which Lincoln died." The rowhouse at 516 10th Street NW where President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865, after being shot across the street at Ford's Theatre 150 years ago today. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Bringer of Beer: 1948

New York circa 1948. "Ruppert Beer truck driver." Signifier of suds, augur of ale, harbinger of hops. 4x5 acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

Bicycle on 34th Street

New York circa 1948. "Department stores. R.H. Macy & Co., 34th Street entrance and window displays." 4x5 acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

Sign on the Dotted Leg: 1936

February 11, 1936. Washington, D.C. "NO CAPTION (Young man in bed with leg in cast)." Blown up here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

Hop In, Honey: 19xx

From somewhere in San Francisco comes this undated, unlabeled photo of a lady in a fancy-looking phaeton with a glass headrest. Who can tell us what she's driving, and when? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Compleat Angler: 1901

Circa 1901. "Bridge over the Susquehanna at Pittston, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Bring On the Boomers: 1947

January 27, 1947. "Kartch's, Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Interior from entrance." An early glimpse of postwar retailing in all its amoeboid, trapezoidal glory. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full s...

Gingerbread Inn: 1905

Massachusetts circa 1905. "Nantasket Beach casino (formerly Hotel Nantasket)." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Nut Noir: 1947

New York circa 1947. "National Peanut Corp. store on Broadway -- Mr. Peanut sign and Embassy Newsreel Theatre." Our second look at this dapper and luminous legume. 4x5 inch acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

World's Fair: 1940

The General Motors Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1940. One of a series of Kodachromes taken by my great-grandfather, who was a photofinisher in Washington, D.C. View full size.

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