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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOHANNESBURG, THE WONDER CITY: c. 1935

The Homestead: 1895

The Homestead: 1895

A long shot of yardwork figures in the last of eight plates of the Douglas property in Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1895. 5x7 glass negative by Edward M. Douglas (1857-1936) and donated to Shorpy by his great-grandson. View full size.

The Illuminating Co.: 1900

The Illuminating Co.: 1900

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1900. "Public Square -- Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

A Place in the Sun: 1964

A Place in the Sun: 1964

Another Las Vegas Kodachrome taken by my dad in June 1964. View full size.

Family Tree: 1895

Family Tree: 1895

Takoma Park, Md., circa 1895. Another look at Willard and Helen Douglas and their 90-degree tree. 5x7 glass negative by Edward M. Douglas. View full size.

I've Got Mail!

I've Got Mail!

August, 1976. Another forgotten photo from that forgotten road trip to Southern California I took with my friend who also forgot about this Kodachrome slide he took but didn't forget about the road trip. Go that? Anyway, I figure this is as we returned home to Marin County and we've stopped at the Corte Madera post office to pick up my mail from my p.o. box. I had the box there because I worked there at the post office. Corte Madera is right next door to Idyllic Larkspur™, where I lived. The plaque to the right of the door marks the dedication of the building, at which I was in attendance: "This building dedicated to public service - 1969 - Richard M. Nixon President of the United States - Winton M. Blount Postmaster General." Neither gentleman was able to attend. Blount, incidentally, was the last Postmaster General to sit in the presidential cabinet. View full size.

Sweet Chariot: 1920

Sweet Chariot: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Chalmers touring car." Wearing a spiffy "California top." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Stardust Memories: 1964

Stardust Memories: 1964

Taken by my dad in Las Vegas, June 1964. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

 
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