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Throwback Sundae: 1920

Throwback Sundae: 1920

Washington, D.C,, circa 1920. "People's Drug Store, soda fountain, 11th & G Streets." Another look at PDS #7, also seen here, here and here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Family Tree: 1951

Family Tree: 1951

"Grace & Donald -- 11 Nov. 1951." Grace Tuttle and her soldier son Donald Cartwright (along with her Dalmatian, Sally) exactly 64 years ago in Blue Earth, Minnesota. 35mm Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

The Jazz Driver: 1927

The Jazz Driver: 1927

"Al Jolson and Cadillac touring car at St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, 1927." The year he made talkie history in "The Jazz Singer." 5x7 glassneg. View full size.

 

Liberty Mutual: 1963

Liberty Mutual: 1963

May 28, 1963. "Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Co., 444 Merrick Road, Lynbrook, Long Island. First floor, south wall." Bathed in the flattering glow of the fluorescents. 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Batteries R Us: 1919

Batteries R Us: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Roy F. Carty group, 1407 14th Street N.W." The storefront last glimpsed here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

David and Goliath: 1958

David and Goliath: 1958

For Motor Mayhem Monday we're back in Oakland circa 1958, with a Ford punching above its weight. 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Market Street: 1926

Market Street: 1926

San Francisco ca. 1926. "Market Street from Ferry Building." Note the backwards Owl Cigar signage. 8x10 nitrate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Modern Receptionist: 1948

Modern Receptionist: 1948

Oct. 27, 1948. "Russel Wright, 221 E. 48th St., New York City. Office with secretary." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Mechanics Hall: 1906

Mechanics Hall: 1906

Boston circa 1906. "Mechanics Hall, Huntington Avenue." Demolished in 1959 to make way for Prudential Center. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

After the Fall: 1906

After the Fall: 1906

San Francisco, April 1906. "Memorial Church after earthquake." The chapel at Stanford University was eventually resurrected, but with significant alterations. The wrecked bell tower was never rebuilt. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Signs of Silliness: 1925

Signs of Silliness: 1925

The Glen Echo amusement park fun house in Maryland circa 1925. Our second look at these silly signs. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

What to Get the Boy: 1922

What to Get the Boy: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Sport Mart, 1303 F Street N.W." A holiday window display last seen here, seven years ago. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Arkansas Travelers: 1938

Arkansas Travelers: 1938

June 1938. "On highway No. 1 of the 'OK' state near Webbers Falls, Muskogee County, Oklahoma. Seven children and eldest son's family. Father was a blacksmith in Paris, Arkansas. Son was a tenant farmer. 'We're bound for Kingfisher (Oklahoma wheat) and Lubbock (Texas cotton). We're not trying to but we'll be in California yet. We're not going back to Arkansas; believe I can better myself'." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Admin. View full size.

 

Team Cadillac: 1927

Team Cadillac: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Cadillac touring car with Fleishhacker Swimming Club." With someone who's either their coach or their mechanic. 5x7 glass negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

What's My Line?

What's My Line?

        AND THE MYSTERY CELEBRITY IS ... Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman with her son Adam Englund. "April 27, 1954. Actress Cloris Leachman at home with husband and baby. Includes Leachman bathing infant; husband diapering baby; Leachman feeding baby. Also Leachman in park with family dog." From photos by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine.

Here's a celebrity snapped quite a few years before becoming really well known. Who'll be first to put a name to this now-familiar face? View full size.

 
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