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Young Rush: 1908

November 1908. Gastonia, N.C. "Rush Merrill, Loray Mill. 12 years old. Been in mill three years as Doffer. Gets 75 cents a day. Said sometimes gets 3 to 5 hours a day resting between times." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

Major Medical: 1908

1908. "Post hospital, Fort Oglethorpe, Chickamauga Park, Georgia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Cuppa Joe: 1940

San Francisco circa 1940. "Joe DiMaggio and friend pouring coffee in restaurant kitchen." Prequel to this curious image. 5x7 nitrate negative. View full size.

The Deputy: 1938

The accompanying paperwork states: "L. Metropoulos, whom Edward A. Platt, of the Town of Sherman, in the County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, appointed an Honorary Deputy Sheriff on November 4th 1938." It's okay Mr. Platt, I wouldn't have said no to this guy either. View full size.

Dog Mart: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Dog Mart." Eventually, the kennel master was alerted to the presence of an impostor. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

Oh, Toledo: 1909

Toledo circa 1909. "Produce Exchange and Ohio Building, Madison Avenue at St. Clair." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

Hudson Ramblers: 1928

San Francisco circa 1928. "Hudson sedan at Golden Gate Park." Latest entry in the Shorpy Catalog of Discontinued Conveyances. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

Mr. Coffee: 1940

From San Francisco circa 1940 comes this uncaptioned photo of Joe DiMaggio and friend and 12 cups of coffee, not to mention a bowl of soup. Who can explain what's going on here? 5x7 inch nitrate negative. View full size.

Mississippi Gin: 1890

October 1890. "Mississippi cotton gin at Dahomey." Which way to the break room? 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

The White Shadow: 1911

California circa 1911. "Rudy Unholz and brother." The German-born lightweight (right) died in 1916 at the age of 34. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

Boston Art: 1906

Boston, 1906. "Copley Square and Museum of Fine Arts." Backdrop for a variety of conveyances. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

Leafy Greens: 1903

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1903. "Artesian well pumping water for irrigation at Ormond." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Dog Box: 1923

February 1923. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "Puppies." Probably poky. Lovably little. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Easter Peeps: 1923

April 1, 1923. "Easter at White House." With a number of the Easter Bunny's cousins in attendance. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Dear Sirs (Colorized): 1902

My colorized version of this beautiful Shorpy image. View full size.

Field Trip: 1942

October 1942. "Manpower, junior size. Proud young fighters in Uncle Sam's junior army visit a scrap yard in Roanoke, Virginia, to see for themselves what happens to the scrap they collect for our war industries. One of the workers explains...Show More Summary

Monster Truck: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918. "White 5-ton motor truck loaded with Sperry Flour bound for Los Angeles." Guarded by what looks to be a prototype version of the Cookie Monster. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Gilded Age: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, looking toward Vanderbilt House, Plaza Hotel and entrance to Central Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Dental Depot: 1905

November 27, 1905. "Chicago -- State Street looking toward Adams." This dental nerve center of the Windy City advertises the services of Haycock Painless Dentistry, the Harvard Dental Parlors and, not to be outdone in branding, the Gideon Sibley Dental Depot. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

Matty Baldwin: 1912

New York. February 21, 1912. "Matty Baldwin." The lightweight boxer from Boston, a.k.a. the Bunker Hill Bearcat, died at the age of 33 in 1918, a victim of the Spanish flu epidemic. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full s...

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