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The Fistic Arts: 1943

The Fistic Arts: 1943

January 1943. "The gymnasium is one of the busiest places at the Manhattan Beach Coast Guard training station. The physical education program is handled by many noted exponents of boxing, wrestling, track and judo. Paul "Tiny" Wyatt, one-time leading contender for heavyweight boxing honors, is shown sparring with Herb Kroeten, former Golden Gloves champ." 4x5 nitrate negative by Roger Smith for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fageol Motors Co.: 1918

Fageol Motors Co.: 1918

July 1918. "Fageol Motors truck factory front office. Oakland, California." While waiting for your meeting with Mr. Fort, please feel free to browse our wide selection of trade journals. (In this week's Canadian Countryman: "Haying Time Again.") 8x10 glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Co. View full size.

 

Girls' Day Out: 1920

Girls' Day Out: 1920

        "After a fortnight in the wilds, we return with many pelts."

San Francisco circa 1920. "Franklin touring car." The versatile conveyance suitable for pillage or village. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Memorial Day: 1943

Memorial Day: 1943

May 31, 1943. "Gallipolis, Ohio. Young horn player at the Decoration Day cere­monies." Photo by Arthur Siegel, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

First of the Mohicans: 1904

First of the Mohicans: 1904

1904. "Sagamore Hotel dock, Green Island, Lake George, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tamesi Bridge: 1891

Tamesi Bridge: 1891

Tamaulipas state, Mexico, circa 1891. "Tamesi bridge. Locale based on Catalogue of the W.H. Jackson Views (1898)." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Hyattsville Hardware: 1940

Hyattsville Hardware: 1940

Prince George's County, Maryland, circa 1940. "Electric Institute of Washington, Potomac Electric Power Co. Stores of electric dealers. Hyattsville Hardware." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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