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A Bird on the Head: 1890s

A Bird on the Head: 1890s

        Egrets, I've had a few.

Washington, D.C., circa 1894-1901. "Miss H.M. Craig." 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 

Miss January: 1890s

Miss January: 1890s

Washington, D.C., circa 1894-1901. "Dunn baby." Happy New Year from Shorpy! 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 

Prisoners of War: 1918

Prisoners of War: 1918

October 30, 1918. "Base Hospital No. 7 at Tours, France. American Red Cross Chaplain the Rev. F.M. Eliot taking the home addresses of interned German prisoners, so that their families may be notified that they are well. They showed much appreciation of favors." 5x7 glass negative by Lewis Hine. View full size.

 

Well-Received: 1929

Well-Received: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. "Radio with wire-loop antenna." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Durante Sings: 1968

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Durante Sings: 1968

October 1968. "Entertainer Jimmy Durante performing nightclub act with showgirls." 35mm negative from photos by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine assignment "Pinocchio Lives!" View full size.

Church Ladies: 1941

Church Ladies: 1941

January 1941. "Negro church in mill district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hooked Up: 1923

Hooked Up: 1923

New York, 1923. "Miss Sylvia B. Fisch listening in to a radio program." Photo by Morris Rosenfeld. View full size.

 

South Weadock: 1908

South Weadock: 1908

Saginaw, Michigan, circa 1908. "Houses on South Weadock Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Langell Boys: 1908

Langell Boys: 1908

        Named for the seven sons of shipbuilder Simon Langell, the steam barge "Langell Boys", launched in 1890, hauled lumber until she burned and sank in Lake Huron in 1931.

Circa 1908. "Lumber hooker Langell Boys unloading at Saginaw, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lady of the Leaves: 1900

Lady of the Leaves: 1900

Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. "Near Mount Pleasant." Looming in the background, Mount Pleasant House. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Ice Baby: 1941

Ice Baby: 1941

January 1941. "Workers' houses near Pittsburgh Crucible Steel Company in Midland, Pennsylvania." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Midland: 1941

Midland: 1941

January 1941. "Main street in the steel town of Midland, Pennsylvania." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Glass House: 1941

Glass House: 1941

January 1941. "One of the houses in the Negro quarter of Rochester, Pennsylvania. Abandoned glass works in background." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Fayetteville: 1941

Fayetteville: 1941

March 1941. "Traffic on the main street of Fayetteville, North Carolina at about five o'clock, when the workers start coming out at Fort Bragg." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Christmas Recovery: 1955

Christmas Recovery: 1955

The gift-unwrapping frenzy past, and despite his being nearly crowded out of the frame, my father seems to be finding serenity by returning to normal daily routine, i.e. reading in his leather chair. Usually it would be the daily papers, but note the reserve stock of various publications overflowing the magazine rack. The tree and its environs can be seen pre-frenzy here in a post I made ten years ago. This shot was taken by my sister on 2-1/4-square transparency film. (Guess which of the discernible presents is obviously mine?) View full size.

 
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