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Boat Drill: 1899

Boat Drill: 1899
Drill No. 1: "The Difference Between Oars and Sails."

1899. "Boat drill -- U.S.S. New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Lulu Belle: 1959

Lulu Belle: 1959

From circa 1959 Scottsdale, Arizona, we bring you this Kodachrome slide of the Lulu Belle restaurant on Main Street. Which seems to have been a combination platter of Old West, Gay Nineties and riverboat themes. View full size.

 

Fellow Travelers: 1899

Fellow Travelers: 1899

Circa 1899. "R.R. depot at Garrison, New York." En route to their final destination. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Gingerbread Hotel: 1900

Gingerbread Hotel: 1900

Florida circa 1900. "Tampa Bay Hotel." A 500-room resort opened in 1891 by steamship and railroad magnate Henry Plant, now home to the Henry B. Plant Museum on the University of Tampa campus. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

And Step On It: 1917

And Step On It: 1917

San Francisco circa 1917. "Chalmers town car." The ideal conveyance for European nobility, effete academics and the like. Und James, ve do hope zat zeze flowers in de vaz are fresh. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Extra Starch: 1940

Extra Starch: 1940

October 1940. "Trucks outside of a starch factory, Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine. There were almost 50 trucks in the line. Some had been waiting for 24 hours for the potatoes to be graded and weighed." 35mm Kodachrome by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Magnolia Hotel: 1900

Magnolia Hotel: 1900

Circa 1900. "Magnolia Hotel, Pass Christian, Mississippi." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Binary Banking: 1905

Binary Banking: 1905

Cincinnati circa 1905. "Lafayette and Franklin Banks, Third Street." With a painter and a window-washer in supporting roles. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Full Steam Ahead: 1904

Full Steam Ahead: 1904

1904. "New York Central & Hudson River R.R. station, Albany, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Routing the Rails: 1943

Routing the Rails: 1943

April 1943. "Switchman throwing a switch at the Chicago & North Western RR's Proviso Yard, Chicago, Ill." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Spinning House: 1927

Spinning House: 1927

Fredericksburg, Virginia, circa 1927. "Spinning house, Prince Edward Street." Where wool, flax, cotton, etc., would have been made into yarns and woven fabrics. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Automobile Row: 1918

Automobile Row: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918. "Chalmers Model 6-30 roadster facing N.W. corner Van Ness Avenue and Sutter Street." Note the Velie showroom at the intersection. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Kate's Room: 1946

Kate's Room: 1946

Oct. 29, 1946. "Paul Mellon, residence in Upperville, Virginia. Daughter's room, to chest." The daughter would be Catherine Mellon, whose brother Timothy's room we saw here. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Tall Ships: 1900

Tall Ships: 1900

Pensacola Bay circa 1900. "Pensacola Harbor, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Marlene: 1952

Marlene: 1952

March 1952. "Marlene Dietrich makes her stage debut in Chicago." Color transparency by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

 
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