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Slush Bus: 1942

Slush Bus: 1942

March 1942. Washington, D.C. "Bus going through the snow near Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Circle." No one ever moved to Washington for the weather! Photo by John Ferrell for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Making a Splash: 1904

Making a Splash: 1904

Shelter Island, New York, circa 1904. "Bathing at Manhanset House." Our fourth visit with these people. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Selected Succulents: 1928

Selected Succulents: 1928

"Oldsmobile Coupe, 1928." Along with some exotic specimens representing the flora and fauna of San Francisco. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Heavy Cream: 1945

Heavy Cream: 1945

March 9, 1945. "Marin-Dell dairy truck, San Francisco." Truck experts please weigh in on the particulars of this rig. 8x10 inch nitrate negative. View full size.

 

It's a Small Train: 1951

It's a Small Train: 1951

September 1951. "Walt Disney oiling parts of the locomotive of his scale model steam railroad, the Carolwood Pacific Railway, in the backyard of his house in Los Angeles." Medium-format nitrate negative by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine assignment "Walt Disney's Giant Little Railroad." View full size.

Iditarod East: 1900

Iditarod East: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Snow in Central Park." Mush, Rover! Mush! 8x10 inch glass plate by "Byron" for the Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Fuld House: 1944

Fuld House: 1944

August 30, 1944. "Felix Fuld Houses. Newark Housing Authority, 57 Sussex Avenue, Newark, New Jersey." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 
 
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