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Canceled: 1953

Canceled: 1953

Here we are in circa 1953 Chicago with a Post Office employee under arrest. Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate, or else! 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Night Moves: 1962

Night Moves: 1962

Friday Night Lights circa 1962. A high school football game from the News Photo Archive. Location: somewhere around the 40-yard line. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Where the Boys Are: 1953

Where the Boys Are: 1953

From the News Photo Archive comes this circa 1953 tableau of chlorinated Baby Boomers. No horseplay, running or girls allowed! 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Safety Tested: 1958

Safety Tested: 1958

        At Rucker Oldsmobile in Columbus, Georgia.

From around 1958 comes this News Archive photo of a "Safety Tested" used Oldsmobile -- a two-tone 1956 Ninety-Eight De Luxe Holiday Coupé, to be specific. Low miles, only driven to church, never smoked in, must see to appreciate! 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Back on Track: 1957

Back on Track: 1957

From around 1957 comes this News Archive photo of a switching locomotive getting extricated from a slight mishap just outside the Associated Metals Richmond Branch, which would put it in the Bay Area north of Oakland. Okay, kids, who left that penny on the track?? View full size.

 

Wrapped in Plastic: 1966

Wrapped in Plastic: 1966

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1966. The young lady last glimpsed here, one step farther along on the Road to Beautiful. Acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Cement Slingers: 1955

Cement Slingers: 1955

From around Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955 come the two strapping lads last seen here and here seven years ago, though they don't look a day older. Playing catch with 94-pound sacks of cement must keep you young. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

School Setting: 1966

School Setting: 1966

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1966. One in a series of photos dealing with cosmetology or hairdressing in a school setting. The exercise here seems to be How to Straighten Yourself Out. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

The 'Super Market': 1940

The 'Super Market': 1940

May 1940. "The 'super market' in Durham, North Carolina." Back when self-service groceries were enough of a novelty that photographers put the name for them in quote marks. 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Box Car: 1940

Box Car: 1940

May 1940. "Outside of the tobacco warehouses in Durham, North Carolina." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sartorially Correct: 1940

Sartorially Correct: 1940

Saturday, May 25, 1940. "Interior of general store at Stem, Granville County, North Carolina, with high school boys dressed up because it's Election Day." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

SuperPipe: 1941

SuperPipe: 1941

        "INSTRUCTIONS: Grasping firmly, insert Segment 49E into 49F ... "

December 1941. Shasta County, California. "Segments of penstock pipe which will be used to conduct water from the reservoir formed by Shasta Dam to the hydroelectric turbines." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Grade B Dirties: 1942

Grade B Dirties: 1942

January 1942. "Petaluma, Sonoma County, California. Candling eggs in an egg packing plant." In contrast to the Grade AA Specials seen previously, what we have here are cartons marked "Large Grade B Dirties." Photo by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Steel Erection: 1941

Steel Erection: 1941

December 1941. "Bending reinforcing steel which will be used in construction of Shasta Dam. Shasta County, California." Photo by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Nulaidies: 1942

Nulaidies: 1942

January 1942. "Petaluma, Sonoma County, California. Packing eggs into cartons." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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