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Sawdust Memories: 1936

Sawdust Memories: 1936

July 1936. "One of the largest sawmills in the world. Employs many of the Resettlement Administration homesteaders at Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Old Florida: 1900

Old Florida: 1900

Circa 1900. "Ormond, Florida. Princess Issena at Tomoka landing." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Brothers: 1912/1985

Brothers: 1912/1985

1912: My father (right) and his younger brother pose for a traveling photographer outside their home in Santa Rosa, California. 1985: 73 years later, they reenact the photo for my sister in our yard in Larkspur on May 25, 1985. This was the last time they were together; my father passed away six months later, and my uncle in 1988. View full size.

Heavy Lifter: 1906

Heavy Lifter: 1906

Calumet, Michigan, circa 1906. "Copper mining. Hoisting engine, Tamarack No. 5 Shaft." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Geared to the Road: 1924

Geared to the Road: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Hudson Super Six touring car at Spreckels Mansion." Plucked from the Shorpy Pantheon of Pharaonic Phaetons. Our title comes from the slogan on the car's gigantic Miller Cord tires. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Indian Curios: 1908

Indian Curios: 1908

Circa 1908. "Main Street, Mackinac Island, Michigan." No motor traffic allowed, but postcards and dentists galore. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Newspaper Row: 1905

Newspaper Row: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Newspaper Row -- City Hall Park." Headliners include the Tribune, Times and domed New York World (Pulitzer) buildings. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Big Town: 1905

Big Town: 1905

New York circa 1905. "42nd Street at Park Avenue, looking west." With Grand Central Station at right and the Hotel Manhattan center stage. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The Hudson Brothers: 1949

The Hudson Brothers: 1949

Previously in Calpella, my brother was being artistic, while back home I was waiting to be born a few days later. Three years have gone by and now he's back at our grandparents' home, minus one appendix and plus one little brother. Needless to say, we're not the musical Hudsons, nor are we related to Henry, but we did come hither via the family car back there, a 1948 Hudson Super Six. This was the same day I didn't fall in the well. Photo by my sister, scanned from the original "120" negative. View full size.

Multipurpose Room: 1940

Multipurpose Room: 1940

March 1940. "New England housewife fixing supper on a winter night. Woodstock, Vermont." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Smart Set: 1940

The Smart Set: 1940

        Meanwhile, back in the White Mountains, "Birthplace of American Skiing" --

March 1940. "Skiers from Boston relaxing in lodge at North Conway, New Hampshire." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Big Bruvver: 1941

Big Bruvver: 1941

July 1941. "Children outside tent home at the FSA migratory farm labor camp mobile unit. Athena, Oregon." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

County Castle: 1940

County Castle: 1940

December 1940. "Auburn, California -- Placer County Courthouse." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Pageant of Pulchritude: 1927

Pageant of Pulchritude: 1927

"Second International Pageant of Pulchritude and Eighth Annual Bathing Girl Revue -- Galveston, Texas -- May 21-22-23, 1927." Panorama by Joseph M. Maurer. View full size.

 

Family Room: 1941

Family Room: 1941

May 1941. San Diego. "Family living at Kearney Mesa defense housing project. This man came out to California from Oklahoma 10 years ago. He has been an agricultural worker and had lived in various FSA camps. Now employed as a painter at Consolidated Aircraft." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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