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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Old Orleans: 1890

Old Orleans: 1890

New Orleans circa 1880s-1890s. "Street in the French Quarter." Take care not to trip on the guttersnipes. 5x7 glass negative by William Henry Jackson. Attribution based on Catalogue of the W.H. Jackson Views (1898). View full size.

 

Pike's Peak or Bust: 1937

Pike's Peak or Bust: 1937

Taken near Pike's Peak, Colorado, my great grandfather's brother, George W. Downing, poses with his wife, family, and one great automobile. View full size.

Health Deputy: 1924

Health Deputy: 1924

San Mateo County, California, 1924. "Daly City Deputy Health Officer and construction trucks." Also the quarters of the Constable, not to mention "Oiling & Greasing." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Office Xmas Party: 1925

Office Xmas Party: 1925

        It's the week before Christmas, which means it's time for a hallowed holiday tradition here at Shorpy: The Office Xmas Party! Which has been going on for close to 90 years now. Will Clarence in Sales ever get up the nerve to ask out Hermione from Accounting?

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Western Electric Co. group." There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Winter Games: 1952

Winter Games: 1952

"Blue Earth skating pond, 1-6-52." This slide by Hubert Tuttle opens the winter edition of Minnesota Kodachromes. Hot chocolate, anyone? View full size.

 

Mt. Tam: 1910

Mt. Tam: 1910

Marin County, California, circa 1910. "Scenic view of Mount Tamalpais." From an Indian name meaning "west hill." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Play Date: 1924

Play Date: 1924

February 21, 1924. Washington, D.C. "McLeod & Robt. M. Clancy." So what's going on here? National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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