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Stop Ahead: 1925

Stop Ahead: 1925

San Francisco, 1925. "Jewett touring car from rear." Going forward, the end of the road for the Jewett brand was just a year away. 5x7 glassneg. View full size.

 

Becton Dickinson: 1954

Becton Dickinson: 1954

March 23, 1954. "Becton Dickinson Co., Rutherford, New Jersey. Office." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

42,000 Days Ago ...

42,000 Days Ago ...

The Jersey Shore circa 1901. "The Beach at Asbury Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The 1960 Look

The 1960 Look

July 1959. "Detroit's 1960 look. Sneak preview of the new models." This particular example being a Dodge Polara convertible minus some ornamentation. 35mm color transparency for the Look magazine assignment "The name of the game is change: Look's 16th Annual New Car Preview." View full size.

 

The Squeaky Wheel: 1918

The Squeaky Wheel: 1918

Oakland, Calif., circa 1918. "Orchard tractor demonstration -- Fageol Motors Co. 'Walking Tractor'." Latest entry in the Shorpy Catalog of Agricultural Anachron­isms. 8x10 inch glass negative by Cheney Photo Advertising Co. View full size.

 

Fleischmanns Depot: 1902

Fleischmanns Depot: 1902

Delaware County, New York, circa 1902. "Ulster & Delaware R.R. station, Fleischmanns, Catskill Mountains." Somewhere between Pixley and Willoughby. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hot and Buttered: 1930

Hot and Buttered: 1930

San Francisco circa 1930s. "C.W. Smith's Yum-Yum candy concession along the Great Highway at Playland-at-the-Beach." 8x10 nitrate negative attributed to George or Leo Whitney. From the Marilyn Blaisdell Collection. View full size.

 
 
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