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Garbage In: 1943

Garbage In: 1943

May 1943. "Mary Grimm, 8, doing the housework (in the kitchen also seen here). Her mother, a 26-year-old widow, is crane operator at Pratt & Letchworth, Buffalo, New York." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Biscayne Bay: 1912

Biscayne Bay: 1912

Florida circa 1912. "Biscayne Bay, Miami." Back when the highrises were mostly trees. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Fish in a Barrel: 1903

Fish in a Barrel: 1903

Gloucester, Massachusetts, circa 1903. "Handling a cargo from the fishing banks." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Howdy Duty: 1953

Howdy Duty: 1953

June 1953. "Howdy Doody Show's Clarabell the Clown (actor Nick Nicholson) pays a one-week visit to the Dolan family in Boone County, West Virginia, after Linda Dolan, daughter of coal mine foreman, was the winner of the 'I'd Like Clarabell to Visit Me Because' contest." From photos by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "Clarabell Takes to the Hills." View full size.

Formal Phaeton: 1921

Formal Phaeton: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Studebaker Special Six touring car at Spreckels Mansion." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Aerial Omaha: 1938

Aerial Omaha: 1938

        UPDATE: Our vantage point for this view north along 14th Street is the Woodmen of the World tower at 1323 Farnam.

November 1938. "Omaha, Nebraska." Gateway to the West. Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Speed Limit 18

Speed Limit 18

November 1938. "Saloon near railroad yards. Omaha, Nebraska." Our favorite thing here is the signage: Speed Limit 18 Miles, followed closely by Cleo Cola. Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Santa Cruise: 1984

Santa Cruise: 1984

OK, they're parked rather than cruising, nevertheless this compendium of classic cars, this Valhalla of vintage vehicles, this body of beachside barouches is ripe for perusing in the super-duper-size scan of this 35mm Kodacolor 100 negative I shot in Santa Cruz, California. I was there visiting my brother, at the time an English teacher at Santa Cruz High. Camera: Konica Autoreflex T, 57mm f1.4 Hexanon lens. Last year I had it refurbished and used it for the first time in over 30 years. Every so often I'll shoot a roll of color negative film just for fun. View full size.

Vintage Video: Asbury Park


The Jersey Shore resort town of Asbury Park circa 1900, channeled through vintage high-resolution glass negatives and set to music, produced by the illustrious Ken B. Click Play, then the "Full Screen" icon for the full effect.

The Last Roundup: 1938

The Last Roundup: 1938

November 1938. "Entrance to Union Stockyards. Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Omaha Suds: 1938

Omaha Suds: 1938

November 1938. "Saloon near entrance to Union Stockyards. South Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Balls of Iron: 1942

Balls of Iron: 1942

November 1942. "Production. Copper. Interior of large ball mill showing the iron balls which grind the ore to a fine size for subsequent treatment by flotation at one of the mills of the Utah Copper Company in Magna and Arthur." 4x5 nitrate negative by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Working Lunch: 1939

Working Lunch: 1939

April 1939. Kilgore, Texas. "Oilfield workers eating lunch." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

La Jolla Line: 1910

La Jolla Line: 1910

Circa 1910. "Los Angeles & San Diego Beach Railway -- Gasoline motor car running from San Diego to La Jolla, California." A McKeen Motor Car at the Hotel Cabrillo in La Jolla. 5x7 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Tub Time: 1942

Tub Time: 1942

September 1942. Rochester, New York. "Earl Babcock's mother helping with his bath." Photo by Ralph Amdursky, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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