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Heads Up: 1908

Heads Up: 1908

New York circa 1908. "J.R. Bradley's animal trophies." Another view of the 67th Street duplex belonging to millionaire casino owner, big-game hunter and polar explorer John Bradley. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Lollipop Orphans: 1924

Lollipop Orphans: 1924

August 21, 1924. "Orphans at Tidal Basin -- Sgt. Jasper Post #13, American Legion." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ninth Avenue El: 1915

Ninth Avenue El: 1915

August 21, 1915. "Express track, 9th Avenue 'L'." Construction along the Ninth Avenue elevated tracks at West 13th Street in New York. On the corner: Charlie's Restaurant. 5x7 glass negative by George Grantham Bain. View full size.

 

Radio U: 1921

Radio U: 1921

"Loomis Radio School." Circa 1921, another look inside the technical school started by Mary Loomis in Washington, D.C. National Photo. View full size.

 

Scrambling for Pennies: 1911

Scrambling for Pennies: 1911

New York, November 1911. "Scramble for pennies -- Thanksgiving." Before Halloween came into its own as a holiday in this country, there was "Thanksgiving masking," where kids would dress up and go door to door for apples, or "scramble for pennies." George Grantham Bain Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bear With Me: 1908

Bear With Me: 1908

New York, 1908. "Stuffing a Teddy Bear." Our second photo illustrating this occupation. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain. View full size.

 

The Walls Have Eyes: 1908

The Walls Have Eyes: 1908

New York, 1908. "J.R. Bradley's animal trophies." Here's a look that would liven up any family room. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain. View full size.

 
 
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