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Helen of Hoops: 1924

Helen of Hoops: 1924

Washington, D.C. "Helen Davis, 1924." Helen's father, Dwight Davis, was Secretary of War in the Coolidge administration and a tennis champion who founded the Davis Cup. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Out and About: 1905

Out and About: 1905

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1905. "Public Square. Lyceum Theatre and Old Stone Church in background; people waiting for streetcar." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Gentle Art: 1900

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The Gentle Art: 1900

The fishing hole circa 1900. "A disciple in the gentle art." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cripple Creek Short Line: 1901

Cripple Creek Short Line: 1901

Colorado circa 1901. "Cathedral Park near Clyde. Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line." A gray day in the Rockies. 8x10 inch glass transparency by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Thin Manse: 1936

The Thin Manse: 1936

1936. Edgecombe County, North Carolina. "J.F. Dozier Farm, Tarboro vicinity." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Bathing Beauties: 1919

Bathing Beauties: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Sennett girls." Producer Mack Sennett's comedy reels featured a bevy of "bathing beauties," among them Marvel Rea, seen here in the harlequin costume. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Adirondack Autoist: 1909

Adirondack Autoist: 1909

Lake Placid, New York, circa 1909. "Whiteface Mountain and Wilmington High Falls Road, Adirondack Mountains." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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