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Sale To-day: 1905

Sale To-day: 1905

Circa 1905. "Nassau Street, New York City." So, $3.50. By the hour? By the pound? Oh wait. Per pair. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Blair House: 1920

Blair House: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "7221 Blair Road." Someone's at the door. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Shovel-Ready: 1937

Shovel-Ready: 1937

February 1937. Calipatria, California. Native of Indiana in a migratory labor contractor's camp. "It's root hog or die for us folks." Large format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Summit: 1961

The Summit: 1961

Sept. 18, 1961. New York. "Summit Hotel, 51st Street and Lexington Avenue. Exterior from northwest. Morris Lapidus, Harle & Liebman, architects." Hints of Cold War intrigue here. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Down and Dirty: 1910

Down and Dirty: 1910

May 1910. St. Louis, Missouri. "Burns Basement Branch. A dark dirty cellar, 3518 Evans Avenue." Newsies picking up their papers from the St. Louis Times news agent. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Verified Lubrication: 1939

Verified Lubrication: 1939

1939. "Service station in Washington, D.C." Continuing today's Essorama. 35mm nitrate negative by David Myers. View full size.

 

The Merry Strikers: 1938

The Merry Strikers: 1938

August 1938. "Picket line at the King Farm strike near Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Negro and white agricultural workers striking against an hourly wage of 17 to 20 cents." Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 
 
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