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Ghost Office: 1912

Ghost Office: 1912

New York's new post office on Eighth Avenue circa 1912. Enlarged in 1934, it's now called the James Farley Building. View full size. In this seemingly deserted time exposure we can see the ghostly images of three different sets of legs.

 

Whee I

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Whee I

September 1961. Girls on an amusement park ride at Battersea Park, London. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Charles Eames. View full size.

Whee II

Whee II

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Montessori School." View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company.

 

Washington Market: 1812-1912

Washington Market: 1812-1912

New York, 1912. "Washington Market Centennial. With outside sheds removed by President McAneny. Also new window fronts affording light and air for interiors and the sidewalk restored to the public." View full size. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

 

Am I There Yet?

Am I There Yet?

"Man operating water tricycle" (Supplemented by wind power?) Circa 1913. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

The Office: 1913

The Office: 1913

"Boxing mail in the New York post office." View full size. Circa 1913. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. Note the spittoon.

 

Office Hi-Lites: 2007

Office Hi-Lites: 2007

Along the lines of the Beaver Letter, we're excited to present the Jim Letter from the opening credits of "The Office." You might think it would have something to do with the Dunder Mifflin paper company's Scranton branch, but actually it's a Los Angeles Department of City Planning (zoning) document showing revisions to the L.A. Municipal Code. Specifically, Section 12.22.C.20(f).

 
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