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Club Coupe: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Mercer four-passenger coupe." At the vine-covered California Club. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

The Ladies Who Lunch: 1943

April 1943. "Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Clinton, Iowa." Marcella Hart is at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Hall of Records: 1910

Circa 1910. "Hall of Records (Surrogate's Courthouse), New York, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

No Heavy Teaming: 1908

1908. "Arnold Park -- Rochester, N.Y." Our title comes from the traffic sign on the median. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

Who's a Good Boy?

Circa 1894. "Reuter, Fritz." The son (and, presumably, dog and cat) of Washington, D.C., hotelier Fritz Reuter. Glass negative by the C.M. Bell studio. View full size.

Outta My Way: 1942

June 1942. "Tank driver -- Fort Knox, Kentucky." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Forever Young: 1905

"Kelly, W.E. -- between March 1905 and August 1906." 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

Va-Va-Vroom: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Paige Cabriolet Roadster." Today's entry on the Shorpy Roster of Rusty Relics. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Smoke Signal: 1900

Circa 1900. "Joe Black Fox, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show." 8x10 glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier. View full size.

Newport Laundress: 1902

Newport, Rhode Island, 1902. "Informal portrait of a young Negro woman working amid clotheslines heavy with sheets and stockings." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934). View full size.

Ghost Crossing: 1905

1905. "City Hall -- Troy, New York." The 1875 building, designed by Marcus Cummings and constructed on the old Third Street burial ground, was destroyed by fire in 1938. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

American Ice: 1906

New York circa 1906. "Union League Club, Brooklyn." Our title comes from the delivery wagon on the right. Also note the Ford dealership with the illuminated AUTOMOBILES sign on the roof. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

Title Building: 1906

Birmingham, Alabama, circa 1906. "Title Guarantee Land and Trust Building." Completed in 1903, the structure still stands at Third Avenue and 21st Street. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full siz...

Ekin & Ekin: 1899

Circa 1899. "Ekin, L.M." Lorian Moreau Ekin, stenographic prodigy, and his new bride, the former Martha Lucile Agnew, last seen here. 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

Old & New: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "Cadillac touring car." A well-worn example (equipped with a fold-away steering wheel) at the address also seen here. The subliminal message in this image is that certain things that are a habit can also be a joy. For extra credit: What things? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Avenging Angel: 1942

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." October 1942. "Woman at work on bomber motor, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Side-Eye Sally: 1895

Circa 1895. "Ekin, Mrs. L.M." Whose particulars may be divined and delineated after a jot of judicious Googling. (Hint: A Sally not really.) 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full si...

Radio Highlights: 1957

December 1957. Washington, D.C. "Man with broadcast listings; woman tunes radio." The console set, seen earlier here, is evidently a portable, or maybe this is a two-radio household. News Photo Archive 35mm negative. View full size.

Best Mess in France: 1918

May 1918. "American National Red Cross. Aviation Camp of the American Army at Issoudun. The canteen kitchen, which, according to the commanding officer of the Camp, provides the best mess to be found in all France. Miss Givenwilson is in charge." 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

Future President: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Senator Warren G. Harding, Republican of Ohio." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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