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Roughing It: 1905

Roughing It: 1905

New Zealand circa 1905. "Sumner, Christchurch. Interior of large tent decorated with posters and picture postcards, with tallboy and mirror, trunks with flags, lamps and 'Myrtle Camp' sign." For the men of Myrtle Camp, all the comforts of home and then some. Glass plate by Adam Maclay. View full size.

Golden Era: 1908

Golden Era: 1908

Circa 1908. "North Adams, Massachusetts -- Church Street." Let's meet under the elm tree. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Texters, LOL: 1864

Texters, LOL: 1864

August 1864. "Petersburg, Virginia. Army of the Potomac. Two youthful military telegraph operators at headquarters." Habitues of the Victorian Internet. Wet plate negative, half of stereograph pair, by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

Shawneetown: 1937

Shawneetown: 1937

April 1937. "U.S. post office. Shawneetown, Illinois." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Droop's: 1913

Droop's: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "E.F. Droop & Sons Co. music store." Back when the Victrola was the iPod of its day. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

House Party: 1950

House Party: 1950

1950. From photographs by Stanley Kubrick for the Look magazine article "The Debutante Who Went to Work": "Socialite model/actress Betsy Von Furstenberg attending a weekend house party. Includes Von Furstenberg, hostess Sandra Stralem and other young women in ball gowns." View full size.

Ford Exposition: 1939

Ford Exposition: 1939

May 12, 1939. "New York World's Fair, Ford Motor Building. Entrance." The stainless steel sculpture of a V8-brandishing Mercury was by Robert Foster. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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