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San Francisco circa 1920. "Moon auto." Its virtues being demonstrated in front of the building also seen here and here. Latest heavenly body in the Shorpy Orrery of Automotive Astronomy. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.
September 1943. Cincinnati, Ohio. "Loading baggage on a Greyhound bus at the bus terminal." Esther Bubley in burst mode for the Office of War Information. Medium-format nitrate negatives. View full size.
January 1939. "Railroad tracks. Williamson County, Illinois." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
August 1937. "Virginia, Minnesota -- cooperative service station of the Virginia Work People's Trading Company." One manifestation of the Iron Range consumer cooperative movement started by Finnish immigrants. Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
Hoboken, New Jersey, circa 1905. "Holland America Piers with view of Manhattan across Hudson River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.
September 1937. "Wife of John Holling, member of the Otsego Forest Products Cooperative. Otsego County, New York." Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
September 1937. "Hyde Park Inn in Hyde Park, Vermont." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
San Francisco, 1919. "Bus at Exposition Auditorium, Grove Street." With Pennsylvania plates. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.
Another look at the street seen earlier here. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.
Detroit circa 1908. "Walker Block, Griswold and Fort Sts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
A found Kodachrome slide of a Southern California street scene, possibly Alhambra or Pasadena, going by the address labels on other boxes in this collection. "1956" is written on the box cover. View full size.
Circa 1896. "Mercer, baseball." George Barclay "Win" Mercer (1874-1903). Glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size. MERCER'S TRAGIC END Ball Player Takes Own Life in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. Show More Summary
During the week of July 21-27, 1921, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone camped at a site about six miles east of Hancock in Washington County, Maryland. During the weekend, President Warren G. Harding joined the “vagabonds” — the name the wealthy industrialists gave themselves when they camped together. Show More Summary
"Sally in garden -- 18 Sept 1951." From Blue Earth, Minnesota, our latest Kodachrome by Grace or Hubert Tuttle. View full size.
From the Library of Congress archive comes this orphan image, circa 1953, with no caption or other identifying information. What could this young man who looks like one of Captain Video's ranger cadets be up to? View full size.
April 1942. "Hollywood, California. Sign and ticket window of a large dance palace." The Hollywood Palladium on Sunset Boulevard. Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.
ROCHESTER, Sept. 13 — Rochester’s new hotel, the Seneca, will be opened tomorrow in time for the State Democratic Convention, which meets here Tuesday. The hostelry in size will compare with the Hotel Astor in New York. Its architecture is in a general way French Renaissance. Show More Summary
Detroit circa 1909. "Operating room" is all it says here, and we're sure whatever that is on the floor will mop right up. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.
Detroit circa 1905. "Mather Block, Woodward Avenue." Where merchants vying for your trade include Madame Mattlar's Temple of Beauty ("Corns removed, 25¢"), an outpost of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. (which also seems to deal in "Motorcycles Bicycles Phonographs"), Tuomy Bros. Show More Summary
Sometimes you just have to colorize. (The original black-and-white photo by Gordon Parks is here.) Selecting all those stars took forever! View full size.