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Hank Aaron: 1934-2021

Hank Aaron: 1934-2021

September 8, 1955. "Hank Aaron standing in front of his locker with misspelled name in the Milwaukee Braves locker room." Photo by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

Hank Aaron, Home Run King
Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86

        Hank Aaron, who faced down racism as he eclipsed Babe Ruth as baseball’s home run king, hitting 755 homers and holding the most celebrated record in sports for more than 30 years, died today in Atlanta. He was 86. -- New York Times

La Fétra's Hotel: 1901

La Fétra's Hotel: 1901

    Hotel owned by Sarah Doan La Fetra -- temperance worker, suffragist, vegetarian.

Washington, D.C., 1901. "View of G Street N.W., north side, looking west from 11th Street, showing La Fétra's Hotel on the corner." 5x7 glass negative, D.C. Street Survey. View full size.

 

The Pabst Building: 1901

The Pabst Building: 1901

Circa 1901. "Pabst Building, Milwaukee." The yeasty architectural confection seen earlier here and here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Inaugural Parade: 1921

Inaugural Parade: 1921

March 4, 1921. "Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding (obscured), Philander Knox and Joseph Cannon on Pennsylvania Avenue en route to Harding inauguration." Passing the National Radio School and Washington Post buildings. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Inauguration: 1921

The Inauguration: 1921

"Inauguration. March 4, 1921. Crowds at U.S. Capitol." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cold Stop: 1961

Cold Stop: 1961

The car: 1956 Lincoln Capri coupe. The slide: 35mm Kodachrome dated February 1961. The place: 31 miles from Reno. The photographer: Don Cox. View full size.

 

Under the Radar: 1963

Under the Radar: 1963

March 1963, somewhere along Route 66 in California. This 35mm Kodachrome begins a new series by the late photographer and hot-rodder Don Cox, one of the pioneers of dry-lake racing in the postwar years. They were donated to Shorpy by his friend (and "Birth of Hot Rodding" co-author) Robert Genat. Here we see Don and his 1957 Lincoln Premiere convertible snapped from above by a low-flying confederate. View full size.

 

Badger State Fur: 1901

Badger State Fur: 1901

Milwaukee circa 1901. "The river from Sycamore Street." Lofty landmarks notwithstanding, our favorite building here bears the name of the Meinecke Toy Company. With Badger State Fur a close runner-up. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

The Long, Long Factory: 1941

The Long, Long Factory: 1941

October 1941. "General Motors Fisher Body Ternstedt Division manufacturing plant. West Trenton, New Jersey." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Little Kittens: 1941

Little Kittens: 1941

March 1941. "Girls at trailer camp for defense workers. Ocean View, Virginia, outskirts of Norfolk." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

The Big Shot: 1957

The Big Shot: 1957

I never did get the full skinny on how it all went down that day. All I know is that it was my brother and his pal, this guy. A couple of ex-Catholic high school boys; you know the type - four years in, walk out with a fancy piece of paper, the whole nine yards. Then two years later they're back in town, cruising the mean streets, past all the usual joints - Montgomery Ward, J.C. Penney, F.W. Woolworth, Thom McAn, The Cottage Bookshop. That's right: San Rafael, California.

When it happened, it happened fast. First his pal pulls up and parks, lights himself a cig, happy as a clam, not a worry in the world. Then my brother hauls off and shoots him with his Lordox, a German 35mm job loaded with Kodak Tri-X. For years afterwards my brother keeps this pic pasted in a book or something. What a crazy guy. View full size.

Ford Customline: 1956

Ford Customline: 1956

Dearborn, Michigan. "1956 Ford Customline Fordor Sedan in Meadowmist Green." A stylish suburbanite and her toothpaste-toned transport. Color transparency from the Ford Motor Co. photographic archives. View full size.

Foxley: 1910

Foxley: 1910

Circa 1910. "St. Mary's Church and Ambery house ('Foxley'), Walkerville, Ontario." In the foreground, holders for the photographer's glass plates. "Foxley," designed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn, was the residence of Clayton J. Ambery, an executive of the Hiram Walker distillery. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Canadian Club: 1956

Canadian Club: 1956

Los Angeles circa 1956. "Canadian Club imported whisky -- In 87 lands, the best in the house." No. 4 in a series of billboard photos from the files of Pacific Outdoor Advertising. View full size.

The Malt House: 1900

The Malt House: 1900

Walkerville, Ontario, circa 1900. "Hiram Walker & Sons. Malt house from bottling works." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
 
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