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Backyard Picnic: 1960

Backyard Picnic: 1960

        We dedicate this golden (Kodachrome) oldie to picnic-partakers everywhere. Happy Memorial Day weekend from Shorpy!

June 1960 somewhere in Maryland. "Picnic in yard." Janet, of Kermy and Janet, pointing at the camera. Who wants more potato salad? View full size.

Hope on the Water: 1954

Hope on the Water: 1954

February 2, 1954. "Actress Hope Lange and diving instructor Chuck Diercksmeier diving off the Florida coast; Lange posed on seawall with an assortment of scuba equipment." 35mm negative from the Look magazine assignment "Everybody's Going Underwater." View full size.

 

Kiddie Pool: 1953

Kiddie Pool: 1953

Shorpy hereby declares the country club pool open for the summer! Lifeguard courtesy of the Junior League. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Nurse Noir: 1942

Nurse Noir: 1942

February 1942. Woodville, California. "Nurse at Health Center clinic of FSA farm workers' community." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Stacking Up: 1955

Stacking Up: 1955

Meanwhile, back in the cement-sack warehouse, these guys are still piling it on. Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Prop Part Plater: 1940

Prop Part Plater: 1940

October 1940. East Hartford, Connecticut. "New type of plating machine being used at the Hamilton Standard Propeller Corporation. It automatically dips the part into the proper solutions for the proper length of time." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

The Athenaeum: 1907

The Athenaeum: 1907

Circa 1907. "Athenaeum -- Portsmouth, New Hampshire." Next door to Foye's and its 1,000 Palms. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

K.C. Club: 1906

K.C. Club: 1906

1906. "Kansas City Club, Wyandotte and West 12th Sts., Kansas City, Mo." Popcorn, anyone? 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Shaken & Singed: 1906

Shaken & Singed: 1906

"Ruins of Pettibone Bros., New Montgomery Street." San Francisco in the aftermath of the earthquake and fire of April 18, 1906. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Live Third Rail: 1907

Live Third Rail: 1907

Circa 1907. "Electric locomotive, New York Central & Hudson River R.R." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Christmas Stockings: 1950

Christmas Stockings: 1950

November 11, 1950. New York. "Gimbel Brothers department store. Interior. Raymond Loewy Associates, architect." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
A street floor named desire

        Ah for the infinite loveliness of Gimbels. We're the most enticing, most alluring street floor that ever walked the ways of beauty. So captivating are we, you just can't resist us. Our walls are delicately tinted. Our counters are sleek. If we were a bell, we would tinkle. We're all this, and more, because Raymond Loewy, genius at transforming an ugly duckling into a raving beauty, has given us his magic touch. And the best part is, this beauty of ours will be a joy forever. Our loveliness will never pass into nothingness. Why? Because those sweet, sweet bargains and those low, low price tags keep coming and coming and coming ... (NYT ad, Feb. 1951)

 

D.D. & Leslie: 1951

D.D. & Leslie: 1951

September 14, 1951. "Tillett residence, 170 E. 80th Street, New York City. Mr. and Mrs. on couch." The influential textile designers D.D. (Doris Doctorow) and Leslie Tillett. 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Cucina Moderna: 1951

Cucina Moderna: 1951

September 14, 1951. "Tillett residence at 170 E. 80th Street, New York City. Dining table." The minimalist townhouse kitchen of textile designers D.D. and Leslie Tillett. 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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