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Laboratory-Kitchen: 1913

Laboratory-Kitchen: 1913

April 1913. "Old Colony Trust Co., Boston. Temple Place branch." If the main course here is the bank, dessert would the Laboratory-Kitchen "licensed victualler" upstairs at left -- part of the lunchroom chain started by chemist-breadmaker Bertha Stevenson, offering "delicious home cooking" for 15 cents. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Old Colony Trust: 1913

Old Colony Trust: 1913

Boston, 1913. "Old Colony Trust Company, main office, Court Street at Court Square." With on-street parking for ice wagons. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Smiths: 1942

The Smiths: 1942

May 1942. "Childersburg, Alabama. Cousa Court housing project for defense workers in boom area around the DuPont Powder Plant. The Smiths share the drudgery of housework, for they both have important war jobs." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

It'll Buff Out: 1942

It'll Buff Out: 1942

May 1942. Arlington, Virginia. "Operations in auto body plant and storage of 'frozen' cars. Buffing surface of a car body prior to painting. Cars 'frozen' by Office of Price Administration ruling stored on Virginia farm." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Stop on Yellow: 195X

Stop on Yellow: 195X

From somewhere in (probably) Wisconsin (maybe Menomonie), sometime in the 1950s, comes this unlabeled Kodachrome slide of what might be an old school or church building, but who can say? For traffic control we have a yellow stop sign with cat-eye reflectors. View full size.

 

Junior League: 1914

Junior League: 1914

Washington, D.C. "Playground, Madison School baseball, May 20, 1914." 5x7 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Locomotive Lair: 1942

Locomotive Lair: 1942

December 1942. "In the roundhouse at Proviso Yard, Chicago & North Western Railroad. Chicago, Illinois." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Yardman: 1942

Yardman: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. In the Proviso Yard roundhouse, Chicago & North Western Railroad." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Good Old Guckenheimer: 1938

Good Old Guckenheimer: 1938

December 1938. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Christmas tree over the door of a bar on Market Street." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt. View full size.

 

Tremont Street: 1913

Tremont Street: 1913

Boston circa 1913. "Tremont Street and the Mall, edge of Boston Common." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hudson River Piers: 1910

Hudson River Piers: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Marine terminals -- Hudson River docks along West Street." Seen earlier (yet later) here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Detroit River Tunnel: 1910

Detroit River Tunnel: 1910

The Detroit River circa 1910. "Michigan Central R.R. tunnel -- sinking the last tubular section. W.S. Kinnear, Chief Engineer, Butler Bros. Construction Co., contractors." 6½ x 8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

BASE BALL TO-DAY: 1909

BASE BALL TO-DAY: 1909

Philadelphia circa 1909. "Chestnut Street and Post Office." Neighbor to the Philadelphia Record building and its "electric score board" of baseball results. (Set up to show runs and innings in Roman numerals?!) 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Fish Camp: 1958

Fish Camp: 1958

The North Woods circa 1958. "Jim Baker and Mike." 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Non-Smoking Rooms: 1909

Non-Smoking Rooms: 1909

Toledo circa 1909. "Hotel Secor, Jefferson Avenue and Superior Street." At exactly 2:37. Seen here earlier a minute later, at 2:38. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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