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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • OCTOBER'S BRIGHT BLUE WEATHER: 1940

Cow Town: 1941

Cow Town: 1941

July 1941. "Union Stockyards, Chicago." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Lady in Black: 1938

The Lady in Black: 1938

Boston, 1938. "Brighton street scene, from the hill. Commonwealth Avenue at Summit Avenue." 8x10 glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Early Raleigh: 1908

Early Raleigh: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "The Raleigh." What was originally the Shepherd Centennial Building, at the corner of 12th Street N.W. and Pennsylvania Avenue, now serving as a hotel, along with a newer and much larger annex just to the north. In 1911 the Shepherd building would be razed and replaced with an expansion of the annex, resulting in the megahotel that survived until 1964. (Next door: the studio of M. Kets Kemethy, Photographer.) View full size.

 

The Monticello: 1902

The Monticello: 1902

Norfolk, Virginia, 1902. "Monticello Hotel, Granby Street and City Hall Avenue." 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Hello Holly: 1952

Hello Holly: 1952

        "What? Leaving so soon? Ho ho ho. Get back in there and make with the caroling!"

From the "Linda" Kodachromes circa 1952 comes this Dutch door festively attired with spruce wreath and merry-maker. Won't you come in? View full size.

Merry Christmas: 1951

Merry Christmas: 1951

        A Christmas chestnut from the Tuttle attic:

"Tree -- Dec. 25, 1951." Merry Christmas from Blue Earth, Minnesota, and from Shorpy! 35mm Kodachrome by Grace or Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

The Old Neighborhood: 1904

The Old Neighborhood: 1904

Circa 1904. "Pennsylvania Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Future Farmer: 1939

Future Farmer: 1939

September 1939. "Bud Kimberley, a future farmer of America, driving a tractor. Jasper County, Iowa." The brother of Margaret, seen here yesterday. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Corn Club: 1939

Corn Club: 1939

September 1939. "Margaret Kimberley, 4-H Club girl. Jasper County, Iowa." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Bank Nite: 1939

Bank Nite: 1939

September 1939. "Motion picture theatre. Farmington, Minnesota." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Grain Train: 1939

Grain Train: 1939

September 1939. "Grain elevator. Minneapolis, Minnesota." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Dickey Christmas: 1923

A Dickey Christmas: 1923

"Dickey Christmas tree, 1923." The family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, whose somewhat off-kilter portraits (and non-triangular trees) are a Shorpy Yuletide tradition. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Pork-Bowel Politics: 1939

Pork-Bowel Politics: 1939

September 1939. "Iowa state capitol, Des Moines." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

White Christmas: 1954

White Christmas: 1954

          Another stocking-stuffer from the Shorpy Christmas closet:

Christmas 1954. My grandmother Sarah Hall (1904-2000, last seen here) and her daughter, my Aunt Barbara (1935-2017), at home in Miami Shores. 35mm Kodachrome by my grandfather Shepard. The tree is a northern blue spruce, spray-painted white with his workshop air compressor. View full size.

Package Deal: 1937

Package Deal: 1937

May 1939. "Sign near St. David, Cochise County, Arizona." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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