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Choices: 1939

Choices: 1939

June 1939. "Signs at highway intersection. Three Forks, Montana." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

YouTubers: 1940

YouTubers: 1940

October 1940. "Boy picking potatoes on a large farm near Caribou, Maine. Schools do not open until the potatoes are harvested." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Outlet Store: 1939

The Outlet Store: 1939

November 1939. "Main street in South Boston, Halifax County, Virginia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Going to Town: 1940

Going to Town: 1940

March 1940. "Going to town. Woodstock, Vermont." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Turnip Salad: 1941

Turnip Salad: 1941

June 1941. "Five-cent hot lunches at the Woodville public school. Greene County, Georgia." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Doris Day: 1922-2019

Doris Day: 1922-2019

        Doris Day, the freckle-faced movie actress whose irrepressible personality and golden voice made her America’s top box-office star in the early 1960s, died on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, California. She was 97.

September 1953. "Singer-actress Doris Day on the set of the film musical Calamity Jane." Color transparency by Milton Greene for Look magazine. View full size | More Doris

We Remember Mama: 1940

We Remember Mama: 1940

September 1940. "Farm woman holding one of her children in submarginal area of Rumsey Hill, near Erin, New York." Happy Mother's Day from Shorpy! Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

True West: 1888

True West: 1888

"Colorado, 1888." Sheep Mountain from Buena Vista. Photo by John C.H. Grabill. View full size.

 

Detroit City Gas: 1908

Detroit City Gas: 1908

Detroit circa 1908. "Detroit City Gas Co. building, Washington Boulevard and Clifford Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

First Across: 1919

First Across: 1919

        100 years ago saw the first trans-Atlantic flight, and it wasn’t Lindbergh’s. A giant Navy seaplane flew from Queens to the Azores in 1919, eight years before the Spirit of St. Louis. It took three weeks. It wasn’t nonstop. — N.Y. Times

May 1919. "The NC-4 Curtiss flying boat, designed by Glenn Curtiss, at Rockaway Beach, Long Island, New York. The NC-4 was the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean as part of the U.S. Navy transatlantic flight attempt." 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Downscale Detroit: 1908

Downscale Detroit: 1908

Circa 1908. "Monroe Avenue, Detroit." One of the nascent Motor City's seedier (and moldier) districts. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Artist: 1946

The Artist: 1946

My brother, age 9, working with a set of color pencils at our grandfather's house in Calpella, California. Four days later, he was in the hospital in nearby Ukiah having an emergency appendectomy, while 95 miles to the south in Marin County I was in another hospital being born. As our hometown paper headlined the item, "Plenty Excitement." My sister took the photo with a box Brownie. Scanned from the original "116" 2½ x 4¼ negative. View full size.

Laddies Who Launch: 1913

Laddies Who Launch: 1913

February 14, 1913. "Noon -- Steamer Seeandbee." Lunch break for men working on the sidewheeler Seeandbee at the Detroit Ship Building yard in Wyandotte. View full size.

 

Paseo del Prado: 1904

Paseo del Prado: 1904

Cuba circa 1904. "The Prado -- Havana." The Cuban capital's celebrated promenade. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Broughton Street: 1905

Broughton Street: 1905

Circa 1905. "Broughton Street -- Savannah, Georgia." Starring the National Bank of Savannah, with the Bee Hive in a supporting role. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
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