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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE U.S. ARMY: THEN - NOW - FOREVER

My New School: 1956

My New School: 1956

In 1953 I started grade 1 in Riverside (now Windsor), Ontario, at Edith Cavell School. That building, built in 1919, had grades 1 through 13 jammed into it, and our combined class of grades 1 and 2 had 44 kids in a basement classroom. My teacher was Mrs. Trotter for two years. For grade 3 we moved to the top floor to a room with a view. The baby boom was in full swing, and in September of 1956 for grade 4 we moved to this brand new school named Princess Anne. We had an extra week of summer holidays because the school was not finished in time. This photo shows a group of kids at the front of the school, with my mother standing behind the card table. I am standing beside the table with my tongue sticking out. Princess Anne was demolished in 2009, and replaced with a new building named Dr. David Suzuki Public School. It features solar energy collectors and advanced environmental features. The Edith Cavell School building now houses condominiums. View full size.

Wayback Machine: 1929

Wayback Machine: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Pierce-Arrow convertible coupe in Golden Gate Park." Ready to rumble. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Distill of the Day: 1905

Distill of the Day: 1905

Walkerville, Ontario, circa 1905. "General offices, Hiram Walker & Sons." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Weight Watcher: 1969

Weight Watcher: 1969

    Jean Nidetch, Weight Watchers Co-Founder, Dies at 91

February 1969. "Weight Watchers International founder Jean Nidetch at speaking engagement in Louisville, Ky." From photos by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "High Priestess of Weight Watchers." View full size.

Chateau Begonia: 1940

Chateau Begonia: 1940

August 1940. "Old house on Race Street in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania." Photo by Jack Delano for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Sandwich Depot: 1906

Sandwich Depot: 1906

SANDWICH DEPOT.

DWYER'S
HOT LUNCH

ALWAYS READY.

Order Cooking a Specialty.

HOMEMADE PASTRY.

TRY OUR SURPASSING

COFFEE

1906. "Post Office, Worcester, Massachusetts." The highlight here (for Shorpy, at least) is the Sandwich Depot next door, and its sign beckoning the passing ghost pedestrians. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Market Movers: 1910

Market Movers: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Broad Street and the curb brokers." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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