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Televisionary: 1923

Televisionary: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Inventor C. Francis Jenkins with most recent invention, radio camera with which it will be possible to send pictures by wireless. He hopes to be able to broadcast moving pictures of national events to distant cities immediately after they are photographed." The Jenkins Radio-Picture Transmitter with "prismatic rings." Click here for more electro-mechanical television photos. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Captain Kinescope: 1929

Captain Kinescope: 1929

        UPDATE: "Pioneer television inventor (Dr. C. Francis Jenkins, not pictured) opens new radio movie broadcasting station. Laboratory assistant Paul Thomsen examining machine made to broadcast motion pictures by radio." More photos here.

Washington, D.C. July or August 1929. "NO CAPTION" is all it says on this Harris & Ewing glass negative with an audiovisual vibe. Who can help us fill in the blanks? View full size.

 

Roney Plaza: 1939

Roney Plaza: 1939

April 1939. "Collins Avenue. Entrance to one of Miami Beach's better hotels." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Jackson Six: 1920

The Jackson Six: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Jackson Six touring car at Golden Gate Park." Named after the Michigan city of its manufacture, the Jackson boasted "No hill too steep, no sand too deep." Models of "The Car With the Keystone Radiator" included the Wolverine Eight, Olympic, Sultanic Six and Convertible Torpedo. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Uno de Mayo: 1939

Uno de Mayo: 1939

May 1939. "May Queen and maypole dance at May Day-Health Day festivities at Irwinville Farms, Georgia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Top Billing: 1939

Top Billing: 1939

April 1939. "Greene County, Georgia. Signs on tree along highway." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Outsiders: 1939

The Outsiders: 1939

January 1939. "Bar in Belle Glade, Florida, for Negroes." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Five o'Clock Shadows: 1939

Five o'Clock Shadows: 1939

April 1939. "Miami Beach home of former Gillette Razor Blade Company president." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Sign Unto You: 1939

A Sign Unto You: 1939

May 1939. "Religious sign along highway. Georgia." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

In the Shop: 1939

In the Shop: 1939

May 1939. "Repairing automobile motor at the FSA warehouse depot in Atlanta, Georgia." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Bad Haircut Day: 1941

Bad Haircut Day: 1941

June 1941. "Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Getting a haircut at Camp Shelby." The gents last seen here. Medium format acetate negative by William Perlitch. View full size.

 

A Higher Power: 1937

A Higher Power: 1937

March 2, 1937. New York City. "St. Paul's chapel and churchyard, Broadway and Fulton streets." Overshadowed by two proto-skyscrapers from the 1890s, the Park Row and St. Paul buildings. Photo by Arnold Moses for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

Rhinelander Row: 1936

Rhinelander Row: 1936

March 20, 1936. New York City. "Rhinelander Row, Seventh Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets (demolished in 1937)." 5x7 inch acetate negative by Arnold Moses for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

Can Much?

Can Much?

April 1939. Coffee County, Alabama. "Mrs. Peacock and daughter Mary, Rural Rehabilitation clients for four years, getting some of their supply of canned foods for dinner. Many families keep their jars on shelves along wall in bedroom and living room." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Gulf Hotel: 1939

Gulf Hotel: 1939

        The Gulf Hotel building (and lighthouse) at 1315 Fifth Street.

April 1939. "Even the gas stations in Miami Beach are on an elaborate scale, often modern design, resembling hotels." Composite of two photos by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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