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Geese Better Scurry: 1901

New Jersey circa 1901. "Coleman House, Asbury Park." Fringe Festival in progress. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Social Media: 1943

May 1943. Arlington, Virginia. "Reading the Sunday paper at Arlington Farms, duration residence halls for women war workers." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

The Matriarch: 1937

July 1937. "Old Negress of Greene County, Georgia." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

Tall in the Saddle: 1925

San Francisco circa 1925. "Oakland 6 Coupe." Ladder optional at extra cost. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Newly Wet: 1905

Ecorse, Michigan, 1905. "S.S. William G. Mather, stern view after the launch." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Steelhenge: 1908

Circa 1908. "Steel ingots, Homestead Steel Works, Homestead, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Salumu Aleikum: 1923

"Almas Welcomes A.A.O.N.M.S." The Washington, D.C., Masonic temple's hello to potentates of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine during the Shriners convention of May 1923. 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

Dry Run: 1943

March 1943. "Crossing the almost-dry bed of the Canadian River along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Texas." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Florida Room: 1941

March 31, 1941. "Robert Glassford residence in Hobe Sound, Florida. Living room, to window. Alice Morgan Carson, architect; Van der Gracht & Kilham, associated architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

Priscilla: 1901

1901. "Steamer Priscilla, Fall River Line." A the time of its launch in 1894, the 1,500-passenger Priscilla was the largest sidewheeler afloat. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

A Merry Young Soul: 1917

San Francisco circa 1917. "Cole Eight Toursedan at Golden Gate Park." Latest epistle in the Shorpy Bible of Brobdingnagian Broughams. View full size.

Ballers: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Congress Heights Yankees basketball team." Which in a few years would become an industrial squad fielded by the Palace Laundry. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

Rainbow Room: 1952

"Clara - March 16 1952." We return to colorful Blue Earth, Minnesota, for this Kodachrome slide snapped by Hubert Tuttle or his wife, Grace. View full size.

Third and Vine: 1900

Cincinnati circa 1900. "Burnet House and Chamber of Commerce, Third and Vine." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

In Memoriam: 1943

May 31, 1943. "Girl scouts at Decoration Day ceremonies." Our second look at Memorial Day observances in Gallipolis, Ohio, exactly 73 years ago. Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Decoration Day: 1943

May 31, 1943. "Gallipolis, Ohio. Soldier at Decoration Day ceremonies." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Lazy Doomsday: 1962

August 8, 1962. Washington, D.C. "Man in lounge chair representing U.S. indifference." The headline: "Superbomb Launches Red Series -- Siberian Test Believed Near 40 Megatons." 35mm negative by Thomas O'Halloran for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

Special Six: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Studebaker Special Six Duplex-Phaeton." Mother says to get in or we're leaving without you. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

The Chair: Where We Stand

November 6, 1941. "Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York. Projection track." Gottscho-Schleisner negative. View full size.

Four of Hearts: 1943

June 1943. Arlington, Virginia. "Girls entertaining their guests in one of the two card rooms at a residence for the women who work in the U.S. government for the duration of the war. More privacy is afforded here than in the main lounge." Ignoring the fact that the Card Room has Esther Bubley taking your picture for the Office of War Information. Show More Summary

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