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Office Xmas Party: 1925

Office Xmas Party: 1925

        It's two Fridays before December 25, time for a hallowed holiday tradition here at Shorpy: The Office Christmas Party! Which has been going on for 95 years now. Will Clarence in Sales ever get up the nerve to ask out Hermione from Accounting? Is there gin in that oilcan? Ask the bear.

December 1925. "Washington, D.C. -- Western Electric Co. group." There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Tarvia Tourists: 1921

Tarvia Tourists: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Barrett Co. group -- Inspection tour of Tarvia roads & pavements." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Off-Street Parking: 1921

Off-Street Parking: 1921

January 1921. Washington, D.C. "Penrose car, accident." Senator Boies Penrose's Winton Six touring car, last seen here, after taking out a mailbox, call box and lamppost on an icy sidewalk. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Plate Me a Grape: 1921

Plate Me a Grape: 1921

January 12, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Geo. C. Husmann & Secty. Meredith." The noted pomologist and viticulturist George Husmann with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Edwin Meredith. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

TRYING TO FIND USE FOR WINE GRAPES

        Passage of the 18th Amendment has resulted in special activities in the Department of Agriculture to devise means of consuming the enormous quantity of grapes formerly used in the manufacture of wines. Prof. George C. Husmann, grape specialist of the Department, has spent many months in experiments to improve the quality of varieties not formerly considered adapted to table use. Photo shows Secretary of Agriculture Meredith and Professor Husmann in his laboratory with clusters of 37 varieties under test in the Government experimental vineyards. ("Camera News," Feb. 14, 1921)

 

The Buick Building: 1921

The Buick Building: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Buick Building, Fourteenth and L Sts. N.W." 8x6 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

New Buick Plant Here

        Factory branch, Buick Motor Company's new assembling plant and office building, will be erected on site of the Unitarian Church property at Fourteenth and L streets northwest. The property has been leased by the company for ten years at a total rental of over $300,000. (Washington Post, April 18, 1920)

 

The Healing Waters: 1920

The Healing Waters: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Walter Reed Physiotherapy story." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dramatic Entrance: 1940

Dramatic Entrance: 1940

May 1940. "Front of abandoned residence in Georgetown, New Mexico. Ghost gold mining town." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Stag Table: 1940

The Stag Table: 1940

May 1940. "Boys eating their lunch at the WPA nursery school at Casa Grande Valley Farms. Pinal County, Arizona." Photo by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Holsum White: 1940

Holsum White: 1940

May 1940. "In the grocery store of the Casa Grande Valley Cooperative Farms. Pinal County, Arizona." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Kitty Corner: 1940

Kitty Corner: 1940

May 1940. "Wife of member of Casa Grande Valley Farms in corner of their living room. Pinal County, Arizona." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Crystal Palace: 1940

Crystal Palace: 1940

May 1940. "Famous old bar in Tombstone, Arizona." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Paradise P.O.: 1940

Paradise P.O.: 1940

May 1940. "A residence and post office at Paradise, Cochise County, Arizona, former center of mining development, now a fruit section." Acetate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Shave and a Shower: 1940

Shave and a Shower: 1940

June 1940. "Barber shop at gold mining community of Mogollon, New Mexico." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Silverton: 1940

Silverton: 1940

September 1940. "Silverton, Colorado, lies in a valley at 9,400 feet elevation. This has been a center for mining and milling operations, and the tailing-choked Animas River can be seen at right." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Basting the Bird: 1940

Basting the Bird: 1940

November 28, 1940. "Mrs. T.L. Crouch, of Ledyard, Connecticut, pouring some water over her twenty-pound turkey on Thanksgiving Day." Happy Thanksgiving from Shorpy! Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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