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Route 99: 1939

Route 99: 1939

April 1939. "U.S. 99 on ridge over Tehachapi Mountains. Heavy truck route between Los Angeles and San Joaquin Valley over which migrants travel back and forth." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Manhasset 346: 1942

Manhasset 346: 1942

May 12, 1942. "William S. Paley, residence in Manhasset, Long Island, New York. Library, telephone table." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

When Frilly Met Paley: 1942

When Frilly Met Paley: 1942

September 19, 1942. "William S. Paley, residence in Manhasset, Long Island. Mrs. Paley's bedroom, to bed." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

        Dorothy Hearst Paley was sketched by Matisse, photographed by Cecil Beaton and Horst, listed as one of the world's best-dressed women and featured in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. She decorated Kiluna Farm, the Paleys' 85-acre estate in Manhasset, with a saltwater pool and an indoor tennis court, lining the walls with their growing collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Twenty-two servants looked after the house, gardens and greenhouse. (N.Y. Times)

 

Chez Chintz: 1942

Chez Chintz: 1942

May 12, 1942. "William S. Paley, residence in Manhasset, Long Island, New York. Living room, to large window." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Pane Italiano: 1900

Pane Italiano: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Italian bread peddlers, Mulberry Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Toasty Nuts: 1905

Toasty Nuts: 1905

1905. "A chestnut vender -- Baltimore, Md." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

REO Heroes: 1906

REO Heroes: 1906

June 1906. "REO Mountaineer, New York to San Francisco and back." Percy Megargel and David Fassett at Huber's Hotel on 162nd Street in the Bronx at the end of their 10-month, 11,000-mile trip in a 16-horsepower REO (Ransom E. Olds) touring car. View full size.

 

The Water's Fine: 1905

The Water's Fine: 1905

"Surf bathing" is the caption for this circa 1905 photo taken somewhere along the Atlantic Coast. 8x6 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Power Steer: 1910

Power Steer: 1910

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1910. "A bovinmobile." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bonbon Noir: 1949

Bonbon Noir: 1949

April 28, 1949. "Barton's, business at 790 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Exterior." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Calutron Girls: 1944

Calutron Girls: 1944

Clinton Engineer Works, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1944. "Calutron Girls -- Gladys Owens (foreground), one of the workers monitoring 'Calutron' mass spectrometers at the Y-12 uranium isotope separation and enrichment plant. Like many of these women, she did not realize the significance of her work in the development of the first atomic bomb until long after the war had ended." Photo by Ed Westcott, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. View full size.

 

Atomic Elks: 1947

Atomic Elks: 1947

December 28, 1947. Oak Ridge, Tennessee. "Basketball. Elks Club vs. Maryville at Oak Ridge." Acetate negative by Ed Westcott, the Army Corps of Engineers photographer who documented the activities and facilities of the Manhattan Project. View full size.

 

Mississota: 1905

Mississota: 1905

1905. "St. Paul and Mississippi River from under High Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Contemporary Creosoter: 1943

Contemporary Creosoter: 1943

May 1943. "Beaumont, Texas. Woman worker at the International Creosoting plant. This work was formerly done by men." Photo by John Vachon, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

People's Outfitting: 1916

People's Outfitting: 1916

Detroit circa 1916. "Griswold Street from Capitol Park." A scene last glimpsed here, before People's Outfitting had its growth spurt. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
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