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Greek System: 1927

Greek System: 1927

Circa 1927. "Denishawn dancers." Photographed during what seems to be a lull in the toga party. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Boy, Bike, Boat: 1906

Boy, Bike, Boat: 1906

The Detroit River circa 1906. Steamer Tashmoo at St. Clair Flats, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hotel Winston: 1913

Hotel Winston: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "Winston Hotel car." Parked, it would seem, in front of the Hotel Winston, First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. View full size.

 

Backyard Boston: 1929

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Backyard Boston: 1929

"Boston, Massachusetts, aerial view, 1929." Who'll be first to identify the neighborhood? 4x5 glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Sunny Boy: 1933

Sunny Boy: 1933

August 1933. "Muschenheim, Carl, Mrs., child of, portrait photograph." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

Tadpoles vs. Polliwogs: 1920

Tadpoles vs. Polliwogs: 1920

Boston Common circa 1920. "Boys playing water basketball in Frog Pond." 4x5 glass negative. photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Drug Warehouse: 1921

Drug Warehouse: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Warehouse, People's Drug Store." Next door to the Knights of Columbus Evening School Garage in what seems to be the auto-repair district. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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