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Grace Alley: 1901

Grace Alley: 1901

Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "View of Grace Alley S.W., between D & E and 8th & 9th streets, looking west." Our first look at some of the approximately 200 circa 1900-05 glass negatives comprising the D.C. Street Survey Collection at the Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Camp Grant: 1918

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Camp Grant: 1918

September 24, 1918. "5th Company, 161st Depot Brigade, Camp Grant, Illinois. Lieut. C.A. Geers commanding." Gelatin silver print by Hinkley Photo Co. of Rockford. View full size.

 

High and Mighty: 1932

High and Mighty: 1932

New York, 1932. "60 Wall Tower (70 Pine Street)." The former Cities Service Building. At 67 stories, the world's third tallest structure when completed in 1932. Now a residential tower with units renting from $2,500 to $7,000 a month. Irving Underhill photo. View full size.

 

Rockford: 1914

Rockford: 1914

1914. "Street railway scene. Business district of Rockford, Illinois." View full size.

 

The Big Sleepy: 1917

The Big Sleepy: 1917

Chicago circa 1917. "Rest period, Elizabeth McCormick Open Air School No. 2, on roof of Hull House boys club." Or, possibly, naptime on the set of "The Seventh Seal." View full size.

        The Open Air movement, which started in 1908 and ran through the 1930s, provided for the education of children with tuberculosis while at the same time crusading against "ventilating systems which do not ventilate." The movement (one subcategory of which was the "open window school") reflected a prevailing belief in the therapeutic powers of fresh air. Gelatin silver print by Burke-Atwell.

 

Your Message Here: 1900

Your Message Here: 1900

Circa 1900. "Elizabeth Felix with paperwhites (Clarence White's sister-in-law holding daffodils)." Gelatin silver print by Clarence H. White (1871-1925). View full size.

 

Night Light: 1962

Night Light: 1962

August 1962. New York. "The George Washington Bridge with its good neighbor -- The Little Red Lighthouse." The Jeffrey's Hook Light on the Hudson River. AA batteries not included. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. View full size.

 

Kitchen Aid: 1918

Kitchen Aid: 1918

May 1918. Paris, France. "Kitchen of restaurant. American hostel for refugees -- Accueil Franco-Américain aux réfugiés Belges et Français. Supported by the American Red Cross." 5x7 inch glass negative, American National Red Cross Photograph Collection. View full size.

 

Junk Men: 1941

Junk Men: 1941

December 1941. "Junk men with waste paper. New York City." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Airborne: 1942

Airborne: 1942

January 1942. "Flying model airplane. Farm Security Administration camp at Robstown, Texas." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Shipping Out: 1941

Shipping Out: 1941

December 1941. "Merchant seaman at National Maritime Union hiring hall, New York City." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Corporate Canyon: 1941

Corporate Canyon: 1941

October 1941. "Skyline of Midtown Manhattan from Radio City (Rockefeller Center)." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Last Picture Show: 1940

The Last Picture Show: 1940

September 1940. "Entrance to abandoned theater. Silverton, Colorado." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sterling Sliver: 1939

Sterling Sliver: 1939

October 1939. "Georgetown, Colorado. Silver mining town ghost town." From its heyday in the 1890s, Georgetown had dwindled from over 10,000 inhabitants to just a few hundred by the time this picture was made. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Deadville: 1939

Deadville: 1939

October 1939. "Georgetown, Colorado. Ghost mining town." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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