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Crystal Motors: 1950

Crystal Motors: 1950

Feb. 15, 1950. "Crystal Motors, business at 5901 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, New York. Exterior I." The Oldsmobile emporium last glimpsed here. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Drudge Report: 1943

Drudge Report: 1943

March 1943. "Rochester, N.Y. Mrs. Babcock doing the family laundry with an electric washing machine and a wringer." All the modern conveniences -- the wringer is motorized. Photo by Ralph Amdursky for the OWI. View full size.

 

Trackless Trolley: 1943

Trackless Trolley: 1943

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Rushing to catch the trackless trolley home from work at 4 p.m." Basically an electric bus. Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Crowded Commute: 1943

Crowded Commute: 1943

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Students and workers returning home on a trolley at 5 p.m." Please leave by rear door! Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bridge of Sighs: 1903

Bridge of Sighs: 1903

Circa 1903. "Bridge of Sighs, Pittsburgh." Named after the famous span in Venice, it was used to transport prisoners between the Allegheny County Courthouse and the jail. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Baby Squash: 1939

Baby Squash: 1939

October 1939. "Mrs. Calvin Brown, wife of Farm Security Administration borrower, with grandson in garden near Eaton, Colorado." It may be time to revise the cabbage-leaf theory. Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

An American Family: 1943

An American Family: 1943

March 1943. Rochester, New York. "The Babcocks, an American family, tuning in for war news. Mr. and Mrs. Babcock with children Shirley, Howard and Earl, the youngest." Photo by Ralph Amdursky, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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