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O Little Town: 1935

O Little Town: 1935

November 1935. "Bethlehem houses and steel mill. Pennsylvania." 8x10 nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Alray: 1943

Alray: 1943

March 1943. "An eastbound Union Pacific freight waiting in a siding at Alray, California. Coming up through Cajon Pass. The Santa Fe tracks are used by the Union Pacific as far east as Daggett, Calif." One of many images taken by Jack Delano documenting a Santa Fe freight train's journey from Chicago to California. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency. Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Cortlandt Street: 1908

Cortlandt Street: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Cortlandt Street." Lapping at the balmy shores of the Glen Island Hotel, with the new Singer Building rising in the distance. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Artsy Hearth: 1906

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The Artsy Hearth: 1906

Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, circa 1906. "Fireplace, Crawford House." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Crawford House: 1910

Crawford House: 1910

Boston, Mass., circa 1910. "Crawford House." Plus: Schlitz, big teapots and an early payphone. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Splashdown: 1904

Splashdown: 1904

Ecorse, Michigan. November 1904. "Steamer Detroit, Michigan Central Transfer. The launch." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Our Little Pony: 1938

Our Little Pony: 1938

Washington, D.C., circa 1938. "Native American boys with bicycle." The original caption for this photo, which has been lost, probably did not use the phrase "Native American." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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