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Yardman: 1942

Yardman: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. In the Proviso Yard roundhouse, Chicago & North Western Railroad." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Good Old Guckenheimer: 1938

Good Old Guckenheimer: 1938

December 1938. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Christmas tree over the door of a bar on Market Street." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt. View full size.

 

Tremont Street: 1913

Tremont Street: 1913

Boston circa 1913. "Tremont Street and the Mall, edge of Boston Common." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hudson River Piers: 1910

Hudson River Piers: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Marine terminals -- Hudson River docks along West Street." Seen earlier (yet later) here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Detroit River Tunnel: 1910

Detroit River Tunnel: 1910

The Detroit River circa 1910. "Michigan Central R.R. tunnel -- sinking the last tubular section. W.S. Kinnear, Chief Engineer, Butler Bros. Construction Co., contractors." 6½ x 8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

BASE BALL TO-DAY: 1909

BASE BALL TO-DAY: 1909

Philadelphia circa 1909. "Chestnut Street and Post Office." Neighbor to the Philadelphia Record building and its "electric score board" of baseball results. (Set up to show runs and innings in Roman numerals?!) 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Fish Camp: 1958

Fish Camp: 1958

The North Woods circa 1958. "Jim Baker and Mike." 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Non-Smoking Rooms: 1909

Non-Smoking Rooms: 1909

Toledo circa 1909. "Hotel Secor, Jefferson Avenue and Superior Street." At exactly 2:37. Seen here earlier a minute later, at 2:38. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Looking at Lansing: 1907

Looking at Lansing: 1907

Lansing, Michigan, circa 1907. "Bird's-eye view from tower -- State Capitol and Michigan Avenue over Grand River." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Lansing Y: 1907

Lansing Y: 1907

Circa 1907. "Y.M.C.A. -- Lansing, Michigan." With City Hall to the rear and cigars to the side. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

City Hall: 1907

City Hall: 1907

Lansing, Michigan, circa 1907. "City Hall." Where the time is I:XLIII, or XVII minutes to II. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Grand Hotels: 1908

Grand Hotels: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Murray Hill and Belmont Hotels, Park Avenue." The old Grand Central Station in the distance. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

42nd at Park: 1906

42nd at Park: 1906

New York circa 1906. "42nd Street at Park Avenue, looking west." With the Hotel Belmont at left, Grand Central Station at right, the Hotel Manhattan center stage and New York Times building in the distance. A tableau last glimpsed here. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Fifth at 42nd: 1910

Fifth at 42nd: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Traffic at Fifth Avenue and Forty-second Street." A vista last glimpsed here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

42nd Street: 1949

42nd Street: 1949

New York, 1949. West 42nd Street in Manhattan just off Times Square. 35mm Kodachrome contributed by a Shorpy member who found it at a yard sale. View full size.

 
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