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Ashen Chassis: 1921

Ashen Chassis: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Auto fire, Young & Simon." The cremains of an Alco motor truck insured by Young & Simon. 8x6 inch glass negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Caprine Caper: 1904

Caprine Caper: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Goat carriages in Central Park." The sullen tots last glimpsed here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Boomtown: 1941

Boomtown: 1941

October 1941. Radford, Virginia. "Sunset Village, FSA project for defense workers in Hercules powder plant. Individual homes on land leased from nearby farmers. Son of defense worker gathering scrap lumber." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, Farm Security Admin. View full size.

 

The District Line: 1942

The District Line: 1942

June-July 1942. "District of Columbia and Maryland boundary line at Wisconsin Avenue in the evening." Acetate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Roebling Bridge: 1941

Roebling Bridge: 1941

Spring 1941. "View under Roebling Suspension Bridge of Cincinnati from Kentucky side of the Ohio River. Waterfront showing numerous business houses: Colter Grocers, Cincinnati Grain & Hay, King Bag, Queen City Rag & Paper and others." 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

King Bag, Queen Rag: 1941

King Bag, Queen Rag: 1941

Spring 1941. "View under Roebling Suspension Bridge of Cincinnati from Kentucky side of the Ohio River. Waterfront showing numerous business houses: King Bag Company, Queen City Rag & Paper Company and others." 4x5 inch acetate negative for the FSA. View full size.

 

Turkish Trophies: 1910

Turkish Trophies: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Campus Martius -- Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Elks Monument and Wayne County Building." Far right, the Hotel Pontchartrain. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Great Flying Bird Cage: 1906

Great Flying Bird Cage: 1906

Circa 1906. "Great flying bird cage, zoo park, Washington, D.C." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

        The new flying cage for aquatic birds in the ravine near the Connecticut avenue entrance will prove one of the most interesting features of the Zoo. It is fifty feet in length, of corresponding height, and has a miniature lake its entire length. It contains fifty-five fine specimens of aquatic birds, from the big marabou heron, four feet in height, to the little heron of twelve inches. Cormorants, snake-darters, pelicans, great blue herons, European storks, and other water birds make a lively scene.

-- Washington Post, Nov. 23, 1902

 

Oswego: 1901

Oswego: 1901

"Down the river -- Oswego, N.Y." Circa 1901, the steam tug Charley Ferris on the Oswego River. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Over to Owego: 1901

Over to Owego: 1901

Tioga County, New York, circa 1901. "General view of Owego, N.Y., and the Susquehanna." At far left, a tantalizing glimpse of Hamilton's Novelty Works. Bottom right, J.C. Kenyon and his Low Prices continue to beckon. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Owego Again: 1901

Owego Again: 1901

Tioga County, New York, circa 1901. "Bridge over the Susquehanna at Owego." With another message from J.C. Kenyon. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Owego: 1901

Owego: 1901

Tioga County, New York, circa 1901. "General view -- Owego, N.Y., and Susquehanna River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Bird Herder: 1939

Bird Herder: 1939

October 1939. Chaffee County, Colorado. "Paul Arnold, son of FSA client. Herding turkeys." Gobbler and gobblee. Photo by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Schott's Alley: 1941

Schott's Alley: 1941

        A scene last glimpsed here, but without the trolley.

September 1941. Washington, D.C. "Schoots Court [i.e., Schott's Alley] with Senate Office Building in background. Four very small dark rooms rent for fifteen and eighteen dollars per month with water and privy in yard. It used to rent for six and eight dollars. Frank Coles and his friend are sitting on the bench. He was a cement plasterer but has been on relief during the past year. He has frequent heart attacks and his feet and ankles are all swollen. Doctor advises a chicken and lamb diet, no pork or beef, but he doesn't even have money to buy fuel. He can't get waited on in a clinic or get to one. He waited from before 11 until 4 p.m. but still could not see a doctor. He has been in Washington since 1906." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Low-Rent: 1941

Low-Rent: 1941

September 1941. "Negro slum area near the U.S. Capitol, between D and C Streets off First Street S.W. Most houses have five small rooms renting for twenty dollars and fifty cents a month, with rear wood kitchen shed, cold water, outdoor privy." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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