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Craig & Keele: 1940

Craig & Keele: 1940

June 1940. "General store, Pie Town, New Mexico. The post office has been moved from this store to another small grocery store." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Dessert Oasis: 1940

Dessert Oasis: 1940

June 1940. "Cafe. Pie Town, New Mexico." Sporting the biggest accent west of the Mississippi. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Yosemite: 1865

Yosemite: 1865

Circa 1865. "Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley, albumen silver print. Carleton Watkins (1829 - 1916), an early photographer of Yosemite, captured this pristine view of Mirror Lake while most of the country was engaged in the Civil War. One of the best landscape photographers of the 19th century, Watkins used the cumbersome, demanding technology of his era, which required large glass wet plate negatives, and produced some of the most stunning images of this extraordinary wilderness. His views are credited with inducing members of Congress to pass legislation in 1864 that required California to protect the area from development. Abraham Lincoln, reported to have been very taken with the beauty of the images, signed the bill. Later efforts by landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and naturalist John Muir resulted in Yosemite being proclaimed a national park in 1890." View full size.

 

Joy Boys: 1940

Joy Boys: 1940

December 1940. Starke, Florida. "Soldiers Joy Cafe, newly constructed for construction workers near Camp Blanding." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Soldiers Joy: 1940

Soldiers Joy: 1940

December 1940. Starke, Florida. "Construction workers drinking beer in Soldiers Joy Cafe near Camp Blanding." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Just Got In: 1940

Just Got In: 1940

December 1940. Radford, Virginia. "Influx of construction workers to build Hercules Powder Plant -- new arrivals in town. They've come by bus from West Radford." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ghost Leg Crossing: 1905

Ghost Leg Crossing: 1905

St. Paul, Minnesota, 1905. "Post Office, Fifth and Market Streets." The postal palace last glimpsed here. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pioneer Press: 1905

Pioneer Press: 1905

1905. "Pioneer Press building, St. Paul, Minnesota." Ghost pedestrians galore! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

A Coaching Party: 1904

A Coaching Party: 1904

Duluth, Minnesota, circa 1904. "A Coaching Party (four-horse team with coach on Boulevard Drive)." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Central Tech: 1904

Central Tech: 1904

Syracuse, New York, 1904. "Central Technical High School, Warren and Adams streets." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

After We Shot the Grizzly: 1921

After We Shot the Grizzly: 1921

New York. May 16, 1921. The Metropolitan Opera soprano Yvonne d'Arle and friend. 8x10 inch glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Street Smarty: 1908

Street Smarty: 1908

Rochester, New York, circa 1908. "Masonic Temple, North Clinton Avenue and Mortimer Street." Our second visit to this august edifice affords a view of two lads whom we strongly suspect of being Up to Something. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

News Depot: 1902

News Depot: 1902

1902. "Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Virginia." Home to the gaudily attired News Depot. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Ames Higher: 1902

Ames Higher: 1902

Boston, 1902. "Ames Building and Washington Street." Completed in 1893, this 13-story office building (now a hotel) was Boston's first skyscraper. 8x10 inch gelatin silver glass transparency, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Cadillac Corner: 1906

Cadillac Corner: 1906

Detroit circa 1906. "Hotel Cadillac, Washington Boulevard." Last seen here, with a different cast of characters. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
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