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Along Fifth: 1908

Along Fifth: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street." Where hustle meets bustle. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Schlitz Hotel: 1910

Schlitz Hotel: 1910

Circa 1910. "Schlitz Hotel, Atlantic City." On the Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Let It Slide: 1920

Let It Slide: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Locomobile touring sedan." An expensive open car fortified against the elements with yet another variation on the so-called "California top." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Carousel: 1950

Carousel: 1950

This is my mom, Dorothy Porter, and my two older sisters, Madge and June, on a family vacation trip to Folly Beach, South Carolina in the summer of 1950. Not sure if the old carousel was at Folly Beach or if this was perhaps taken at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Cigarettes: 1965

Cigarettes: 1965

April 20, 1965. "Vending Machines, Cigarettes." 35mm negative by Marion S. Trikosko for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

 

Office Boys: 1928

Office Boys: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. office boys football team." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

All Electric Farm: 1936

All Electric Farm: 1936

Washington, D.C., 1936. "Dept. of Interior exhibit -- kitchen at all electric farm." An early manifestation of the government's push for rural electrification, three years after the Tennessee Valley Authority was created by act of Congress. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dig We Must: 1928

Dig We Must: 1928

Somewhere in Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "S.W. Barrow" is all it says here. Who can pinpoint the location? 8x10 glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

The Ubiquitous Banana: 1920

The Ubiquitous Banana: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "National Fruit Co. banana truck." 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Entre Nous: 1943

Entre Nous: 1943

June 1943. Arlington, Virginia. "One of several alcoves off the corridor in Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, a residence for women who work in the U.S. government for the duration of the war." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Big & Tall: 1900

Big & Tall: 1900

September 11, 1900. "Masonic Temple, State Street, Chicago -- Temple Theatre and Central Music Hall." Completed 1892; demolished 1939. Shortly after this photo was taken, Central Music Hall met the wrecking ball to make way for the Marshall Field department store. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

A Feather in Her Cap: 1920

A Feather in Her Cap: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Haynes touring car at de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park." Dapper flapper at the wheel, poised to take flight. Could this be our first photo by Chris Helin to portray someone famous? 5x7 glassneg. View full size.

 

Atlantic House: 1907

Atlantic House: 1907

        "The 175 room hotel burned to the ground during a blizzard on January 7, 1927."

Circa 1907. "Atlantic House, Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The New Y: 1909

The New Y: 1909

        At the corner of Witherell and Adams Avenues, is the largest and most complete of its kind in the world and boasts of a gymnasium second to none in the country. It was erected in 1908 and has cost in the neighborhood of $700,000.

Detroit circa 1909. "The new Y.M.C.A. building." Razed in 1998 to make way for Comerica Park baseball stadium. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Slater House: 1937

Slater House: 1937

1937. "Slater House, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida. Dr. Chatelain's photographs. P.A. Wolfe, photographer." 8x10 inch acetate negative attributed to Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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