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Back of photo has typed: "A-550-9, NEW YORK CITY- Police Commissioner's Car Showing Insignia. Received from New York March 1, 1934."
Below that are two rubber stamps: a blue one: "Warner Bros. Pictures Inc Burbank, Calif. Property of Research Department" which is crossed out, and above it a purple stamp: "Columbia Pictures Corporation Research Department." View full size.
"Tower Hill School - Senior Grade - 1888" The paper backing in the frame had an NRA (National Recovery Act) stamp from 1933 on it issued by the "Picture Moulding and Picture Frame Code Authority" so it's probably been in the frame since then or shortly after. View full size.
These were called "Dancing Horses" and were housed in Meade, Kansas. They performed at Cimarron Days in 1953 and were photographed by my late father-in-law, J. Leslie Stewart. This was found in a storage box which now belongs to his children. View full size.
This is one of the horses which were called "Dancing Horses" and were housed in Meade, Kansas. They performed at Cimarron Days in 1953 and were photographed by my late Father-in-law, J. Leslie Stewart. This was found in a storage box which now belongs to his children. View full size.
The City of Wadena, Minnesota has enjoyed modern wastewater treatment services for more than 85 years. This photo is one of a series that depicts the original facility's construction astride Union Creek and immediately east of the then-active Burlington Northern Railroad's Leaf River spur. Image from the Bernard Burch photo collection. View full size.