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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Lonely Buoy: 1935

Lonely Buoy: 1935

Circa 1935. "Water scenes. Water and Sky I. Made for Mr. Sharpe of Potomac Electric Power Co." 5x7 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Electrify Your Kitchen: 1940

Electrify Your Kitchen: 1940

Prince George's County, Maryland, circa 1940. "Electric Institute of Washington. Cameo Theatre, Mount Rainier lecture." Reddy Kilowatt wants you to Just Say No to coal and gas. Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

The New P.O.: 1901

The New P.O.: 1901

Circa 1901. "The New Post Office, Milwaukee, Wisconsin." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Old New Hampshire: 1908

Old New Hampshire: 1908

Circa 1908. "Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Juniata Is Swamped: 1925

Juniata Is Swamped: 1925

G.W. Is Victor by 32 to 0 Score

Hayman, at Tackle, Is Star as Juniata Is Swamped

        George Washington University backfield players, escorted by an interference which laid low first and secondary defense, six times traversed the goal line of the Juniata college eleven of Huntington, Pa., yesterday at Central stadium and produced a 32-0 victory over the team which last year triumphed 7 to 0 at Huntington in the game between the two teams.

-- Shirley Povich, Washington Post, 10/4/1925

Oct. 3, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Geo. Wash. U. vs. Juniata Col. at Central High." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

That Was Close: 1955

That Was Close: 1955

Oakland circa 1955, and yet another Buick come a cropper. We promise to call an ambulance just as soon as you finish filling out these photo releases! 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Tough Guys: 1975

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Tough Guys: 1975

New York City, 1975. "Three boys with tough expressions smoking cigarettes." Compare with Lewis Hine's photo Skeeter's Branch Newsies, from 65 years earlier. Gelatin silver print by William J. Cunningham. View full size.

 
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