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Wide Load: 1959

Wide Load: 1959

Aug. 21, 1959, somewhere in New Zealand. "Two women with four small children in a pushchair on a city street, probably Wellington." Evening Post newspaper photograph collection, Alexander Turnbull Library. View full size.

Gangway for Andy: 1900

Gangway for Andy: 1900

Chicago circa 1900. "12th Street bascule bridge." Andy about to overtake A.B. Ward on the Chicago River. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Back for Seconds: 1919

Back for Seconds: 1919

    "Next thing you know, they'll be serving food on aeroplanes!"

Washington, D.C., in 1919. "Sandwich vendor." Another look at the Model T lunch wagon seen here earlier in the week. Harris & Ewing photo. View full size.

 

Wheat Toast: 1941

Wheat Toast: 1941

        To agriculsha!

Fall 1941. "Jackson, Michigan. Threshing wheat. Farmers drinking beer." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Going Places: 1943

Going Places: 1943

September 1943. "A Greyhound bus trip from Louisville to Memphis and the terminals. Roberta Locker, going to Chattanooga from Elora, Tenn., to work." Co-starring Roberta's hat, an elaborate construction of netting, fabric and feathers. Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Washington Sleeps Here: 1922

Washington Sleeps Here: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "New Jersey Avenue S.E. from B Street." Lodgings in this view from the House Office Building include the Potomac, Congress Hall and President hotels (sign at left), as well as the George Washington Inn. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Elks: 1906

The Elks: 1906

Circa 1906. "Elks Place, New Orleans, Louisiana." Brought to you by Anna Held. Forgotten New Orleans: The old criminal court building and parish prison in the background. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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