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Victorian Ninja: 189X

Victorian Ninja: 189X

Circa 1894-1901. "Sanford, Miss J.B." 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

The Pike: 1910

The Pike: 1910

Long Beach, California, circa 1910. "A midway (The Pike -- 'Walk of a Thousand Lights')." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Grounded: 1953

Grounded: 1953

April 9, 1953. Oak Ridge, Tennessee. "Civil Defense air raid drill, Highland View School." Photo by Ed Westcott for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. View full size.

 

Nuclear Families: 1951

Nuclear Families: 1951

August 3, 1951. Oak Ridge, Tennessee. "Three Type 34 Houses -- 601 Michigan, 102 & 102½ Meadow Road." Photo by Jack Tarver for the Atomic Energy Commission. View full size.

 

Towering Figure: 1971

Towering Figure: 1971

1971. "World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) with model of twin towers." Balthazar Korab Studios photo. View full size.

 

World Trade Center: 1976

World Trade Center: 1976

1976. "World Trade Center, New York. Exterior view with Brooklyn Bridge. Minoru Yamasaki, architect." 4x5 inch color transparency, Balthazar Korab Studio. View full size.

 

The Twin Towers: 1976

The Twin Towers: 1976

1976. "World Trade Center, New York, New York. Model showing towers. Minoru Yamasaki, architect." 4x5 inch color transparency, Balthazar Korab Studio. View full size.

 

WTC: 1976

WTC: 1976

1976. "World Trade Center, New York. Model showing towers and plaza. Minoru Yamasaki, architect." 4x5 inch color transparency, Balthazar Korab Studio. View full size.

 

Mill-Industrial: 1939

Mill-Industrial: 1939

September 1939. "Railroad yards and flour mills. Minneapolis, Minnesota." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hell's Kitchen: 1938

Hell's Kitchen: 1938

October 1938. "Kitchen in shack housing migratory apple pickers. Camden County, New Jersey." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Carrier Mills: 1939

Carrier Mills: 1939

January 1939. "Carrier Mills, Southern Illinois. Small towns and rural areas of a once prosperous mining region, suffering from the Depression." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Corn Fight: 1939

Corn Fight: 1939

September 1939. "Kimberley farm, Jasper County, Iowa. Corn fight between Margaret and Howard Kimberley." Photo by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Laconia Depot: 1907

Laconia Depot: 1907

Circa 1907. "Railway station -- Laconia, New Hampshire." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Colonial: 1901

The Colonial: 1901

Circa 1901. "In the gardens -- Colonial Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas." Built by Henry M. Flagler on the site of Fort Nassau, the hotel was destroyed by fire in 1922. Its current incarnation is the British Colonial Hilton Nassau, owned by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation. 5x7 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Powerhouse: 1921

Powerhouse: 1921

      On this Labor Day 2021, Shorpy wishes everyone a meaningful and at least momentary break from toil.

"Powerhouse Mechanic and Steam Pump" (1921). One of Lewis Wickes Hine's celebrated "work portraits" made after his decade-long project documenting child labor. View full size.

 
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