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Avenue B: 1910

Avenue B: 1910

Circa 1910. "Hotel Halcyon and Avenue B looking north -- Miami, Fla." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Siler City: 1939

Siler City: 1939

July 1939. "Siler City, North Carolina." Resting place of Aunt Bee. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Good Turn: 1936

A Good Turn: 1936

Washington, D.C. -- "Safest driver of 1936, John W. Hunter." View full size.

Safest D.C. Autoist Is Chosen;
Drove 32 Years Without Crash

Washington Post, August 13, 1936

        Thirty-two years of automobile driving without an accident or a parking ticket yesterday brought its reward when John Hunter, a merchant living at 7336 Fourteenth street northwest, was selected as Washington's safest driver by a committee headed by Commissioner Melvin C. Hazen. The choice was made in the District Building at the request of the American Automobile Association, which will hold a traffic safety clinic in New York City on August 31. Hunter, who is 57, has estimated that he had driven 600,000 miles. He has never been arrested on a traffic charge or received a parking ticket.

 

Hubert & Sally: 1952

Hubert & Sally: 1952

"Hubert at Claude's farm -- April 27, 1952." Hubert Tuttle and his Dalmatian, Sally, star in this latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes -- which, though it has no soundtrack, does have a very loud shirt. 35mm color slide by Hubert's wife, Grace, brought to you by Shorpy and DeSoto. View full size.

 

Forsyth Street: 1910

Forsyth Street: 1910

1910. "Forsyth Street looking east." Our 20th large-format, high-resolution view of Jacksonville, Florida. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

The Paddy Wagon: 1919

The Paddy Wagon: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Franklin Motor Car Co. police van." The latest in law enforcement. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

REO Speed Wagon: 1922

REO Speed Wagon: 1922

January 1922. "Three REO 'speed wagons' delivered by Trew Motor Co. to the D.C. Police Department for patrols." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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