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A Streetcar Named Clio: 1900

A Streetcar Named Clio: 1900

"Royal Street, New Orleans, circa 1900." The sign on the car reads CLIO ST. Who can tell us more? Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Call Me Rich: 1910

Call Me Rich: 1910

St. Louis, May 1910. "The boy on the right, nicknamed Turk, said he was going to Texas soon. The investigator found him recently with $1.75 he had just won at craps." The same boys seen here. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

A Typical Group: 1910

A Typical Group: 1910

New York, July 1910. "A typical group of messengers at Postal Telegraph Company's main office, 253 Broadway. During hot weather they wear these shirtwaists. (A Suggestion for the other companies.)" Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Water and M: 1927

Water and M: 1927

Washington circa 1927. "Harry Wardman Co. Old house, Water & M streets S.W." Lots of old signage here: Palace Athletic Club, a tire billboard, Coca-Cola, Betholine and more. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

School Shoes: 1921

School Shoes: 1921

Washington circa 1921. "Berberich's, Seventh Street." The Berberich store at 1116-1122 Seventh Street N.W., "Washington's most progressive shoe house." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Mode: 1919

The Mode: 1919

Circa 1919, another Washington streetscape. "The Mode, 11th and F Streets." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

William Suarez Prieto: 1943

William Suarez Prieto: 1943

"To Ernest. Sincerely, William Suarez Prieto, Panama, 1943." There are two addresses for William, one in Panama City, Panama, the other in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba; and the words "agua dulce." View full size.

 
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