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Hank Gowdy: 1914

Hank Gowdy: 1914

Hank Gowdy of the Boston Braves in a photo dated Oct. 13, 1914, the final game of the World Series. (Although this seems to be at the Polo Grounds and the Series that year was at Fenway Park.) View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Oscar 'Happy' Felsch: 1920

Oscar 'Happy' Felsch: 1920

Chicago White Sox centerfielder Oscar "Happy" Felsch in 1920, his final season in the majors before being banned for life for his role as one of the "eight men out" who fixed the 1919 World Series. View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Hello to All the Folks Back Home: 1943

Hello to All the Folks Back Home: 1943

15-cent photo booth in the lobby at the United Nations service center at Washington, D.C. December 1943. View full size. Photograph by Esther Bubley.

 

The Last Thing You See: 1914

The Last Thing You See: 1914

"Clean Up Rubbish" notice on 4th and Madison Avenue streetcar, New York. October 1914. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Digging Out the Engineer: 1909

Digging Out the Engineer: 1909

March 3, 1909. Southern Railway wreck at Tye River, Virginia. A tampered switch derailed Southern No. 35, a mail train. Engineer H.C. Linn was slightly injured. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Madonna of the Sandbags: 1942

Madonna of the Sandbags: 1942

"Noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company." October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

You Say You Want to Take a Shower: 1943

You Say You Want to Take a Shower: 1943

The Control Room: Servicemen getting towels and soap from an attendant in the enlisted men's shower room at the United Nations service center in Washington. December 1943. View full size. Photograph by Esther Bubley. More here.

 

Art Star: 1943

Art Star: 1943

Touching up the U.S. Army Air Forces insignia on a "Vengeance" dive bomber manufactured at Consolidated-Vultee's Nashville division. February 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Thingamabobs for Victory: 1943

Thingamabobs for Victory: 1943

February 1943. "Capping and inspecting tubing that goes into the manufacture of the 'Vengeance' A-31 dive bomber made at Consolidated-Vultee's Nashville division." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. View full size.

 

Bonjour, My Pet: 1910

Bonjour, My Pet: 1910

July/Aug. 9, 1910: The French actress Polaire, her little blind dog and the young man she provocatively called her "slave." Newspapers of the day were a bit more circumspect. The Washington Post of April 11, 1915: "Mlle. Polaire has been chief- ly remarkable for her tiny waist, her jewels, her black footman and her dashing originality in any role of life." Full size. G.G. Bain Collection. More here.

 

Memorial Day: 1942

Memorial Day: 1942

May 1942. Patriotic display at the Beecher Street School in Southington, Conn. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Fenno Jacobs.

 

Mustang in Flight: 1942

Mustang in Flight: 1942

P-51 "Mustang" fighter in flight near the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation. October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Angel of History: 1943

Angel of History: 1943

B-24 bomber assembly hall, location unspecified. April 1943. View full size.

 

Fulton Fish Market: 1954

Fulton Fish Market: 1954

Still life with ice and shrimp: The Fulton Fish Market in 1954. View full size. Photograph by Walter Albertin of the New York World Telegram.

 

Tuskegee Airmen: 1945

Tuskegee Airmen: 1945

332nd Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. March 1945. Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn. View full size. Photograph by Toni Frissell.

 
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