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Ruins of the Fire: 1865

1865. Charleston, S.C. "Broad Street, looking east with the ruins of Cathedral of St. John and St. Finbar." Aftermath of the Great Fire of 1861. Wet plate negative from the Civil War photographs collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

A Hot Mess: 1901

Circa 1901. "Glazier Stove Company, brass foundry, Chelsea, Michigan." Our umpteenth look at these slightly untidy premises. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Third Disaster: 1952

"Floyd & Rach -- Feb 11 1952." The latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes features a cameo by Mr. Boston. Anything else we cannot explain -- it just is. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

A to Z: 1943

May 1943. "Washington, D.C. Office of War Information research workers." Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Perfect Ice Cream: 1910

Union Station in Washington, D.C., circa 1910. Points of interest include the ice cream shack and trolley switch tower. National Photo Co. View full size.

Kid Dogs: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Service truck at Dodd warehouse." If anyone knows the whereabouts of Nick and his piece of chalk, the foreman would like to see him in the warehouse office. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Kitchen Rapture: 1939

Sept. 20, 1939. "The Dunes Club. Narragansett, Rhode Island. Kitchen. Purves, Cope & Stewart, architect." 5x7 negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

New York Squared: 1903

Circa 1903. "Herald Square, New York." With Times Square in the distance, and the New York Times building going up at center. Other landmarks include the New York Herald newspaper building, Sixth Avenue elevated tracks and Hotel Astor. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

The Perils of Paulina: 1929

Washington, D.C., circa 1929. "Paulina Longworth with mother." Mumsy being the former Alice Roosevelt, oldest daughter of Teddy and wife of House Speaker Nicholas Longworth. Young Paulina's unhappy life ended with an overdose in 1957, when she was 31. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Farmville: 1952

"Air view of Claude's farm -- April 27 1952." 35mm Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle, traveling in Leslie's plane somewhere over Minnesota. View full size.

Shabby Greek: 1939

1939. "Rosemount, Forkland vicinity, Greene County, Alabama. Structure dates to 1832. Designed and built by Allen Glover for his son William. Two-story Greek Revival frame house with columns. Ballroom makes a third story on top." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

Petticoat Junction: 1940

July 1940. "Street scene at the fiesta in Santa Fe, New Mexico." Our third look at the festive goings-on here, and we'll let someone else explain the skirt-brella. Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Kheel Tower: 1939

Oct. 8, 1939. "315 Seventh Avenue, New York City. General view." William Hohauser's 1925 skyscraper presides over the fur district, which includes the Bilt-Rite Fur Machine Co. 5x7 negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

Porifera Aplenty: 1906

Circa 1906. "Sponge yard along the docks. Nassau, Bahama Islands." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Reliable Hams: 1943

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Street under viaduct." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

On the Radar: 1952

September 1952. "Man in an airport control tower looking at radar screen." From photos by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "International Airport." Who'll be first to locate this anonymous airfield? View full size...

Star Car: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Star auto ascending steep grade." 5x7 inch glass plate by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Favorite Daughters: 1916

Fair Exponents of Dance and Song in "Gypsy Prince" CHORUS OF "FAVORITE DAUGHTERS" March 7, 1916 -- In "The Gypsy Prince," presented last night at Rauscher's for the benefit of the Junior League, one of the most striking features was the chorus of "Favorite Daughters," represented above. Show More Summary

Trucks Entering Highway: 1931

The San Francisco Bay Area circa 1931. "Earth-moving equipment and trucks." Our second look at this diorama of dirt, and a glimpse of the surrounding terrain. 8.5 x 6.5 inch glass plate by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Hotel Henry: 1908

Perpendicular Pittsburgh circa 1908. "Fifth Avenue from Grant Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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