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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAPALLO, ITALY: 1947
 

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The Flattenator: 1964

The Flattenator: 1964

July 1964. New York. "Man walking in front of construction worker driving asphalt paver." From that day on, his friends called him "Stretch." 35mm negative by Angelo Rizzuto. View full size.

 

The Christmas Tree: 1950

The Christmas Tree: 1950

"Sierras, 1950, Nevada." The Christmas Tree Lodge on the Mount Rose Highway south of Reno is the backdrop for this latest Kodachrome of Don Cox's 1939 Mercury. The restaurant, which touted its "mahogany-broiled steaks and chops," is no more, replaced by the Tannenbaum Event Center. Now, who's gonna squeegee that tyke off the bumper? View full size.

 

Hoity-Toidy: 1956

Hoity-Toidy: 1956

Los Angeles circa 1956. Number 7 (with a shout-out to No. 1 and No. 2) in a series of billboard photos from the files of Pacific Outdoor Advertising. View full size.

Cafe Texaco: 1950

Cafe Texaco: 1950

        UPDATE: "Cafe Texaco" is the Tom's Place resort in Mono County, as pinpointed by Shorpy member Dennis Lorton.

"California Sierras, 1950 -- 1939 Merc." This Kodachrome of a Mercury Eight sedan from the brand's first model year is the latest from meandering motor man Don Cox. View full size.

 

Inauguration: March 4, 1933

Inauguration: March 4, 1933

March 4, 1933. "Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President and John Nance Garner as Vice President. Podium at U.S. Capitol East Portico, Washington, D.C." This 37th presidential inauguration, the first of four for FDR, was the last to be held in March before Inauguration Day was moved to January by the 20th Amendment. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

All the Trimmings: 1939

All the Trimmings: 1939

November 1939. "Negroes cut each other's hair in front of plantation store after being paid off on Saturday. Mileston Plantation, Mississippi Delta." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Broom & Board: 1910

Broom & Board: 1910

Jacksonville, Florida, circa 1910. "Hotel Seminole (includes street cleaning activities)." The building last seen here. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Horse Crossing: 1964

Horse Crossing: 1964

June 1964. New York. "Police officer on horse." Photo by Angelo Rizzuto. View full size.

 

Game Over: 1949

Game Over: 1949

June 25, 1949. "When day is done in Brooklyn (boys in advertisement-covered subway car filled with passengers)." Gelatin silver print by Angelo Rizzuto. View full size.

 

Dos Hermanos: 1964

Dos Hermanos: 1964

July 1964. "Two boys in street, one riding inside hand truck." First selection from the epic oeuvre of New York street photographer Angelo Rizzuto (1906-1967), a "troubled recluse" whose work remained unknown and unappreciated until long after his death. View full size.

 

The Drakemobile: 1942

The Drakemobile: 1942

February 1942. "Weslaco, Texas. Farm Security Administration camp (Mercer G. Evans farm workers' community). Return from Saturday shopping. FSA client Nathan Drake at right." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Market Street: 1947

Market Street: 1947

"San Francisco 1947" is the notation on this latest Kodachrome from Don Cox. Who, given the choice of shooting pedestrians or running them over, chooses the former. View full size.

 

Ɛɴco: 1971

Ɛɴco: 1971

This Kodachrome dated October 1971 and labeled "Navajo" is the latest dispatch from our peregrinating correspondent Don Cox. Only 400 feet ahead: Baby Rocks! View full size.

 

Toledo Union Station: 1905

Toledo Union Station: 1905

Circa 1905. "Union Station, Toledo, Ohio." Completed in 1886; replaced by the Central Union Terminal of 1950. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Beach Buggies: 1910

Beach Buggies: 1910

The Sunshine State circa 1910. "South entrance, Hotel Ormond, Ormond, Fla." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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