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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

True Crime: 1957

True Crime: 1957

Chicago. "1/25/57 Grimes case -- Mrs. Minnie Duros." We'll let the Shorpy Detective Squad fill in the blanks. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Stivers Elementary: 1969

Stivers Elementary: 1969

Louisville, Kentucky, 1969. O.J. Stivers Elementary on Westport Road, AKA "The Cardboard Penitentiary." I've got those great plaid pants on, front row, to the right of the school sign. I'm not pleased to be there. View full size.

[Judging by your other pictures, you're the fourth from right, next to Mr. Spock, correct? -tterrace]

One & Two: 1921

One & Two: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "Sonora Fire Dept. (Tuolumne County) REO trucks at Engine Company No. 15 firehouse, California Street." Our second look at No. 2 and our first look at No. 1. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Cola War: 1956

Cola War: 1956

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1956. "Boys Club picnic." RC Cola outlier on the left, and he's armed. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

The Gondoliers: 1958

The Gondoliers: 1958

Meanwhile, back in circa-1958 Oakland: "Accident, 26th at Valdez." A sailor suddenly very much in his element exiting a Chevrolet with a flooded engine. 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Marina City: 1964

Marina City: 1964

Chicago circa 1964. "Marina City." The high-rise apartment towers on the Chicago River, and a compendium of balcony-decorating ideas. View full size.

 

Jump-Start: 1937

Jump-Start: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Children's Hospital Rotary." The young man hooked up to a Cambridge Instrument Model X900 Thingamambob. Medical technology experts please weigh in. Harris & Ewing glassneg. View full size.

 
 
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