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Gifted Children: 1941

December 1941. "Christmas in the home of a government executive in Virginia." Photo by John Collier taken in the home of his brother, Department of Agriculture official Charles Wood Collier. The boys are Charles's sons Lionel (Leo) and Charles Rawson Collier. View full size.

The Poughkeepsie Peeper: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Waiting for the train, Depot near Poughkeepsie." 5x7 inch glass negative rescued from an Upstate attic. View full size.

Seasonal Greens: 1951

"Centerpiece before Christmas -- Dec 1951." The latest dispatch from Blue Earth, Minnesota. Kodachrome slide by Hubert or Grace Tuttle. View full size.

Smoking a Log: 1935

April 1935. "Boys smoking log. Reedsville, West Virginia." 4x5 nitrate negative by Elmer Johnson for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

Oakland Rider: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Oakland touring car at Golden Gate Park." Latest entrant in the Shorpy Parade of Prehistoric Phaetons. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

A Fresh Batch: 1961

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1961, and our second visit with the Fabulous Baker Sisters. For Boomers of a certain age, this kitchen will likely spark a bonfire of memories. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full siz...

Slinky Turtle: 1968

My sister Christine, probably Christmas 1968. Which was my own first Christmas, as this was the year I was born. 35mm slide. View full size.

Low Tide: 1961

"Acapulco, 1961." Our third and final visit with the cast of this short-lived NBC detective series starring James Coburn and Ralph Taeger. 4x5 negative from the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size.

Cottage City: 1900

Massachusetts circa 1900. "Bathers at Cottage City, Martha's Vineyard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Shell Service: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Shell Oil Co. service station No. 27." Filling something with something, and smoke 'em if you got 'em. 5x7 inch glass negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

Pillsbury Doughgirls: 1961

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1961. "Girls baking." Shorpy volunteers to taste the first batch. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

Hosed: 1943

July 1943. "Glen Echo, Maryland. An attendant washing the sand from people who are going to the swimming pool from the beach at Glen Echo amusement park." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Baby Ahoy: 1965

Castine, Maine, in 1965, on Wadsworth Cove Road. Mom with my sister in the baby carriage and my grandparents. Grampa's probably looking at a sailboat out in the ocean. View full size.

House Movers: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Truck moving house." Even for 1919, this rig looks ancient. Note the soapbox racer on roller-skate wheels. 5x7 glass negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full si...

Merry and Bright: 1938

December 1938. "Negro home near Charleston, South Carolina." The little gunslinger wearing a "Buck Jones" cowboy outfit. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

Handyman's Special: 1936

February 1936. "Shabby housing near Bound Brook, New Jersey." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

Present Company: 1951

"Bill, Emily & E.S. -- Dec. 25, 1951." A Christmas visit from the folks last seen here last year. 35mm Kodachrome by Grace or Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

A Couple of Cads: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Cadillac touring car and sedan." Touring a veritable wonderland of chalk art. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Bowling Green: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Bowling Green and Broadway." Oldest public park in the city. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

The Elephant in the Studio: 1954

"This morning at 10, the Happy Homemaker shares her favorite elephant recipes." Los Angeles, 1954. "Betty White with elephant on her daytime TV show." 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size...

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