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Faneuil Hall: 1903

Faneuil Hall: 1903

"Faneuil Hall, Boston, c. 1903." Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Dentist Gas: 1921

Dentist Gas: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Louis & Co., Seventh and G." A convenient grouping of Victrolas, painless dentistry and patent advice. View full size.

 

Break Time: 1909

Break Time: 1909

January 1909. Augusta, Georgia. "Noon Hour. Workers in Enterprise Cotton Mill. The wheels are kept running through noon hour (which is only 40 minutes) so employees may be tempted to put in part of this time at machine if they wish." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Li'l Darlin's: 1955

Li'l Darlin's: 1955

Thanksgiving Day, 1955 My cousin's wife cuddles her baby, her father cuddles her doggie, Fifi, at our dining room table. Pumpkin pie remains on the plate show the meal's over, so no, Fifi was not a guest for dinner itself. I wonder how our own dog, Missie, felt about this interloper being allowed in the dining room when she was always restricted to the kitchen. Those were always my favorites of my mother's curtains, but photos show that by 1958 they'd been replaced with some boring ones. Kodachrome slide by my brother. View full size.

NYPL: 1908

NYPL: 1908

The New York Public Library under construction circa 1908, some six years after groundbreaking and three years before it finally opened. View full size.

 

Ice Castle: 1909

Ice Castle: 1909

1909. "Mid-winter carnival, 'storming the fortress,' Upper Saranac Lake, New York." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Moon Shot: 1910

Moon Shot: 1910

Forty years ago today, Americans witnessed a man on the moon. Some 60 years before that, a photographer in Pennsylvania witnessed the opposite. "National Guard bath house, Gettysburg, 1910." National Photo Company. View full size.

 
 
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