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Washington Whizzers: 1941

Washington Whizzers: 1941

May 1941. Washington, D.C. "Rent a bicycle -- Sunday recreation at the Tidal Basin." Medium format negative by Martha McMillan Roberts. View full size.

 

Photo Sharing: 1960

Photo Sharing: 1960

A slide from a collection I purchased at the swap meet a few years back. They had belonged to an Air Force sergeant and his wife and dated from the 1950s to the 1970s; this one was marked May 1960. View full size.

Urban Infrastructure: 1941

Urban Infrastructure: 1941

July 1941. "Work on streetcar tracks, Fourteenth and G Streets N.W., Washington, D.C." Medium format negative by Martha McMillan Roberts. View full size.

 

Poised to Pounce: 1939

Poised to Pounce: 1939

July 1939. "Rooftop parking, Washington, D.C." Pedestrians look left, right, and up. Medium format negative by David Moffat Myers. View full size.

 

6 for 9: 1950

6 for 9: 1950

May 1950. "University of Notre Dame football quarterback Bob Williams posed as if signing autographs for a group of college women." 3x4 inch Kodachrome transparency by Frank Bauman for the Look magazine assignment "Grantland Rice's Football Forecast for 1950." View full size.

Bulgemobile: 1920

Bulgemobile: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Haynes 'Fourdore' four-passenger roadster." The buggy with the baby bump in back. Glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

River City: 1900

River City: 1900

Buffalo, New York, circa 1900. "Buffalo River and elevators, foot of Main Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Old Noodle: 1942

The Old Noodle: 1942

July 1942. "Posting ceiling prices in foreign languages. Charles Ruggiero, clerk in a grocery store in New York's Italian section, wishes the handful of spaghetti he is breaking were Mussolini's neck. The ceiling price sign above his head, written in Italian, is helping to defeat Il Duce by controlling inflation, one of America's most dangerous enemies." Medium format negative by Howard Liberman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Swimmers of '42

The Swimmers of '42

June 1942. "Community pool in Greenbelt, Maryland." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bed and Breakfast: 1939

Bed and Breakfast: 1939

July 1939. "Washington, D.C. — Government worker's room." Equipped with a kerosene stove. Medium format negative by David Moffat Myers. View full size.

 

Girls & Boys: 1939

Girls & Boys: 1939

July 1939. "Gas station. Washington, D.C." Right this way to Ladies and Free Air. Medium format negative by David Moffat Myers. View full size.

 

Club Firetrap: 1941

Club Firetrap: 1941

March 1941. "House being converted into a 'nightclub' near Laurel, Maryland." Medium format negative by Martha McMillan Roberts. View full size.

 

Hot Texas Wieners: 1939

Hot Texas Wieners: 1939

Spring 1939. "Washington, D.C., lunchroom." Offering, in addition to Lone Star tube steaks, "Tables for Ladies." Medium format acetate negative. View full size.

 

Spritzed by an Angel: 1942

Spritzed by an Angel: 1942

November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Nurse training. Nurses learn the care of patients suffering from burns. Here, the nurse paints a boy's burned back with sulfathiazole. The treatment of burns is of much public interest in these days of warfare on civilian populations with incendiary bombs." Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dobbs Ferry: 1900

Dobbs Ferry: 1900

Westchester County, New York, circa 1900. "Dobbs Ferry depot." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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