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Valet Parking: 1958

Valet Parking: 1958

Oakland circa 1958. "Collision at Martinique restaurant." Two, smoking? Right this way. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

A Bush in the Hand: 1920

A Bush in the Hand: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "REO Speedwagon truck -- MacRorie-McLaren Co. nursery." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Higher Fi: 1960

Higher Fi: 1960

Chicago circa 1960. "Educational tapes." Specifically the "Electronic Educator" tape cartridge system, sharing space with a Fisher Stereophonic Master Audio Control, Sherwood tuner and RCA Victor Deluxe color TV, as well as drawer-mounted reel-to-reel and turntable. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

B.S. on Bull Street: 1907

B.S. on Bull Street: 1907

Georgia circa 1907. "National Bank of Savannah, Bull Street." Completed 1905; demolished 1975. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

That's All: 1906

That's All: 1906

Philadelphia circa 1906. "Broad Street. Masonic Temple and United Methodist Church, north from City Hall." Notable signage includes Wilson Whiskey's two-word slogan as well as the starburst down the street advertising AUTOS. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cash for Your Car: 1942

Cash for Your Car: 1942

April 1942. "Hollywood, California. Used car lot." All clues point to the street address being 1541. But what's the street? Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Edge of Night: 1958

Edge of Night: 1958

Castro Valley, Calif., circa 1958. "Accident, Seven Hills Road." One sunburned '55 Ford Fairlane, saved. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 
 
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