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Soo Line Station: 1910

Soo Line Station: 1910

Duluth, Minnesota. "Up the incline from Superior Street." Competing for our attention with the Duluth Incline Railway is the trainyard fronted by Soo Line Station, and that 325-foot tower on the horizon. Built in 1910 by the Radio Wireless Telegraph Company, it blew over in a gale the following year. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Write Stuff: 1966

The Write Stuff: 1966

This just in from the pressroom of the Columbus, Georgia, Ledger-Enquirer: Women's International Bowling Congress Marks 50th Anniversary! 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Do Touch That Dial: 1957

Do Touch That Dial: 1957

From September 1957 in Columbus, Georgia, comes this next entry from the Amateur Radio file, starring K4JNL (Eddy Kosobucki). Plus: Riddles, Riddles, RIDDLES. Air conditioning by Philco. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Hamateur: 1946

Hamateur: 1946

From November 1946 comes this sighting of the rare Double-Breasted Ham, now believed to be extinct, in its natural woodsy habitat. The male's distinctive call could be heard for miles. 4x5 inch acetate negative fron the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

I Wuz Robbed: 1960

I Wuz Robbed: 1960

From around 1960 in Columbus, Georgia, comes this News Archive snap of Baker Lion No. 13 liberating the basketball from an opposing player who does Not. Look. Happy. But that's the way the ball bounces in high school hoops. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Double Barreled: 1910

Double Barreled: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Approach to the Michigan Central Railroad tunnel." Another view of the electrified tracks going under the Detroit River. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Red All Over: 1972

Red All Over: 1972

From around 50 years ago comes this uncaptioned News Archive negative that might have been used to illustrate a newspaper feature on trends in Seventies menswear. And what the men swear could curl your hair. But probably not this particular hair. View full size.

 

Pontiac Eight: 1954

Pontiac Eight: 1954

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1954. Here we are back at Rucker Oldsmobile, where the used car du jour is this pristine 1951 Pontiac Catalina. If you're ready to trade, Huarache Hank is ready to deal! 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Iron Bowl: 1965

Iron Bowl: 1965

November 27, 1965. "Iron Bowl -- Alabama vs. Auburn." The Tide swamped the Tigers 30-3 at Legion Field in Birmingham. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Arizona Motel: 1942

Arizona Motel: 1942

February 1942. "Tourist court. Phoenix, Arizona." An early example of Desert Neon Noir. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hoes Before Bros: 1942

Hoes Before Bros: 1942

February 1942. "Eleven Mile Corner, Arizona. FSA farmworkers' community. Boys learning to garden in the vocational training class. This is vocational training as provided for in the Smith-Hughes bill." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ham Dad: 1960

Ham Dad: 1960

From Columbus, Georgia, around 1960 comes this News Archive photo of an amateur radio operator and his assistant, "Shortwave" Sally. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Christmas in Columbus: 1955

Christmas in Columbus: 1955

December 1955. Columbus, Georgia. "Christmas decorations on Broadway." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Glass Princess: 1916

Glass Princess: 1916

My mother's older sister Mary in a glass plate negative taken about 1916 in the family home in San Francisco. She's also been seen on Shorpy here in the same room and with her Model T Roadster here. Mary's was a short life; she died from tuberculosis in 1922. View full size.

Belles of the Balls: 1962

Belles of the Balls: 1962

From circa 1962 comes this News Archive photo of two lady bowlers who look like they're ready to hit the nearest lanes and bust out some sick back-alley moves! View full size.

 
 
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