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Wilmington Trolley Garage: 1950

Wilmington Trolley Garage: 1950

The garage of the Delaware Coach Company (1939–1957) in Wilmington, DE. The photo was taken in August 1950 by my father, then 18 years old, who stayed at a friend of the family residing at 1413, Delaware Avenue, Wilmington. View full size.

Motown: 1915

Motown: 1915

The Motor City circa 1915. "Campus Martius, Detroit." With the Dime Savings Bank rising behind City Hall. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

U.S. Daily: 1928

U.S. Daily: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "U.S. Daily." This "national newspaper of vital importance," at 22nd and M streets, reported daily on government affairs from 1926 to 1933, when it became a weekly. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Guaranty Storage: 1928

Guaranty Storage: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Guaranty Storage Co. truck." Guaranty guarantees to lay not a scratch on your furniture, but the van is another matter. Added attraction here: turnbuckle stars! National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Deep Freeze: 1918

Deep Freeze: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Street scene with snow." More specifically the scene on F Street NW just outside the Harris & Ewing studio, which was over the Victrola store. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Whitened Washington: 1918

Whitened Washington: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Pennsylvania Avenue with snow." Everyone grab a shovel and start digging! Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Rose Colored Caddy: 1960

Rose Colored Caddy: 1960

January 1, 1960 Rose Parade, Pasadena, CA. View full size.

 
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