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Moving Day: 1942

Moving Day: 1942

February 1942. Detroit, Michigan. "Riot at the Sojourner Truth Homes, a new U.S. federal housing project, caused by white neighbors' attempt to prevent Negro tenants from moving in. Moving vans convoyed by police department moving Negroes' furniture." Photo by Arthur Siegel. View full size.

 

Bustling Buffalo: 1900

Bustling Buffalo: 1900

Circa 1900. "St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Buffalo, New York." With the Prudential Building and a bicycle repair shop as neighbors. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lincoln at Gettysburg: 1863

Lincoln at Gettysburg: 1863

        "President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication. Examination of the image in 2007 by members of the Center for Civil War Photography indicates that Lincoln may be visible in the crowd when viewed through magnification."

-- Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

November 19, 1863. "Dedication of Monument at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania." Wet plate glass negative by Alexander Gardner. View full size.

 

Dial M for Marilyn: 1953

Dial M for Marilyn: 1953

1953. "Marilyn Monroe enacting a scene from the motion picture How to Marry a Millionaire." Kodachrome by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 

The Rest of the Store(s)

The Rest of the Store(s)

Continuation of the scene last glimpsed here, with the Acme supermarket at right. Silver Spring, Maryland, circa 1948. "Acme Market. Four Corners -- Woodmoor Shopping Center, Colesville Pike and Old Bladensburg Road. Schreier & Patterson, architects." Photo by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

The Boy Who Cried, Dog

The Boy Who Cried, Dog

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Boy and dog." Feel free to construct your own narrative. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mid-Century Internet: 1943

Mid-Century Internet: 1943

June 1943. Washington, D.C. "Muriel Pare, a switching clerk at the Western Union telegraph office." Old-school texting, shot by Esther Bubley. View full size.

 
 
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