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Zing Went the Strings: 1911

Zing Went the Strings: 1911

Washington, D.C., circa 1911. "Mawhinney, M., Miss." Mary Mawhinney at the harp. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Filling Station: 1924

Filling Station: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Flat spare tires are numerous around Washington these days due to the youthful football players who have found an easier way to inflate the pigskin than using their lungs. 'Billy' Friel shown inflating his football." 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Luggage Lugged: 1936

Luggage Lugged: 1936

Washington, D.C., 1936. "Bus transportation -- loading baggage on motor coach." 4x5 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

The Conversation: 1943

The Conversation: 1943

September 1943. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Passengers in the waiting room of the Greyhound bus station." Nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bus Start: 1936

Bus Start: 1936

Washington, D.C., 1936. "Bus transportation -- Greyhound Lines driver at station with coach bound for New York." 4x5 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Joe Blow: 1936

Joe Blow: 1936

Washington, D.C., circa 1936. "NO CAPTION" is all it says here. Feel free to improvise in the Comments below! Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Queens of Comedy: 1919

Queens of Comedy: 1919

        All of Washington is looking forward to the arrival of the famous Mack Sennett girls, who are due to reach this city in the near future, and who are to appear every day on the stage at one of the local theaters in conjunction with the much-heralded feature photoproduction "Yankee Doodle in Berlin." -- News item (Washington Post)

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Mack Sennett girls." An assortment of the theatrical impresario's "bathing beauties," last seen here. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

The Girl With the Golden Gams: 1955

The Girl With the Golden Gams: 1955

October 1955. "Actors Marilyn Monroe and Maurice Chevalier posed on top of an upright piano." Color transparency from photos by Milton Greene and Arthur Rothstein for the Look magazine assignment "Scene Stealers: Theatrical Clothes in Everyday Fashion." View full size.

Maud Wagner: 1907

Maud Wagner: 1907

1907. "Maud Wagner, circus performer and tattooist." Maud Stevens Wagner (1877-1961), thought to be America's first female tattoo artist. Plaza Gallery, Los Angeles. View full size.

 

Mr. Swann: 1958

Mr. Swann: 1958

Feb. 24, 1958. "Erwin Swann, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, hands in pockets." The future Mr. of Mrs. Swann. Gelatin silver print by Jean Raeburn, New York. View full size.

Mrs. Swann: 1959

Mrs. Swann: 1959

New York, 1959. "Mrs. Erwin D. Swann (Caroline Burke), head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front." New York World-Telegram and Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. View full size.

 

Bonus Points: 1928

Bonus Points: 1928

        "Girl archers from Camp Greystone, Tuxedo, N.C., demonstrate fancy shooting attired in latest fashion for the bow and arrow sport -- 'shorts' and sox."

August 23, 1928. "A perfect miss with every shot -- Miss Isabel Bonsack of St. Louis, Mo., has a right to feel happy that her fellow members of the Camp Greystone archery team are skillful markswomen. Miss Bonsack volunteered to act as a target during an exhibition of girl archers at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina." Gelatin silver print. View full size.

 

A Perfect Game: 1913

A Perfect Game: 1913

May 14, 1913. "Young woman in pitching stance, full-length studio portrait, wearing a baseball uniform." Gelatin silver print, Stadler Photographing Co., New York-Chicago. View full size.

 

Sassy Tassels: 1953

Sassy Tassels: 1953

New York, 1953. "Actress Joan McCracken [1917-1961] in costume for the musical Me & Juliet." Color transparency by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

Well-Oiled Machine: 1930

Well-Oiled Machine: 1930

Circa 1930. "Ford Model A on lubrication rack at Lubeseal service garage." View full size.

 
 
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