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Stings Like a B: 1942

Stings Like a B: 1942

        Time flies like B-25's. Another Kodachrome from the Early Days of Shorpy, enlarged and re-restored.

October 1942. "B-25 bomber assembly hall, North American Aviation, Kansas City." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the OWI. View full size.

 

Buggy Buffet: 1919

Buggy Buffet: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Grant Six touring car at Alta Plaza Park." Manifesting a variety of conveyances for young and old, in this latest psalm from the Shorpy Bible of Bygone Buggies. (Footnote: running-board doormat.) View full size.

 

Bizarro Detroit: 1904

Bizarro Detroit: 1904

        Fast-forward one year: The Detroit hard at work.

Ecorse, Michigan, 1904. "Great Lake Engineering Works. Steamer Detroit, Michigan Central Transfer, stern quarter." Or would that be Tiorted? 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Phantom Baseball: 1895

Phantom Baseball: 1895

Circa 1895. "Hasamaear, Washington baseball." Fan favorite William "Roaring Bill" Hasamaear keeps his eye on the ball, such as it is. 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

Hall of Dinosaurs: 1943

Hall of Dinosaurs: 1943

    One of our first posts from 10 years ago, enlarged and re-restored.

March 1943. "Santa Fe R.R. locomotive shops at Topeka, Kansas." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Now We're Cooking With Gas!

Now We're Cooking With Gas!

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1948. "Kitchen display -- Tappan stove." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

The Capitol: 1921

The Capitol: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "U.S. Capitol, West Front." Senate chamber on the left; House of Representatives on the right. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Dope House: 1915

Dope House: 1915

Washington, D.C., 1915. "Dr. Thomas J. Kemp residence, 15th Street and Massachusetts Avenue N.W." The doctor had been in the news by virtue of his acquittal on charges of violating the District's pharmacy laws after he prescribed and sold morphine to an alleged drug addict. View full size.

 

Super Chief: 1943

Super Chief: 1943

March 1943. "Santa Fe streamliner Super Chief being serviced at the depot in Albuquerque. Servicing these Diesel streamliners takes five minutes." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the OWI. View full size.

 

Urban Buffalo: 1904

Urban Buffalo: 1904

Buffalo, New York, circa 1904. "Main Street." Landmarks on view include the Buffalo Savings Bank dome and Hengerer's department store. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

King Midget: 1956

King Midget: 1956

Chicagoland circa 1956. "Peanut man at Havva Hosiery Mills." Piloting (pedaling?) a one-cylinder King Midget. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Tee Party: 1919

Tee Party: 1919

1919. "Paige touring car at San Francisco Golf Club." Our second look at the "driving" range. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Night Train: 1943

Night Train: 1943

        One of our first posts 10 years ago, enlarged and re-restored.

April 1943. "Illinois Central R.R. freight cars in South Water Street terminal, Chicago." Judging by the clock, this was a five-minute time exposure. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

May Day: 1905

May Day: 1905

Circa 1905. "Children's Day May pole dance, Central Park, New York." 8x6 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Industrial Crossing: 1937

Industrial Crossing: 1937

        "40 cents no less."

June 1937. "Packing company strike. Cambridge, Maryland." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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