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On the Avenue: 1912

On the Avenue: 1912

New York circa 1912. "Fifth Avenue south from Thirty-Sixth Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.
I'll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I'll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade.
On the avenue, Fifth Avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet,
And of the girl I'm taking to the Easter Parade.

 

The Detroit 200

The Detroit 200

July 25, 1901. "Cadillac Memorial Parade -- Detroit bicentenary celebration. Floats in civic & industrial parade." Looming over the Campus Martius, the Majestic Building and one of the city's celebrated "moonlight towers." Detroit Photographic Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

The Children's Army: 1942

The Children's Army: 1942

Washington, D.C., 1942. "Children playing, aiming sticks as guns." Kodachrome transparency by Louise Rosskam for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

D&H Depot: 1910

D&H Depot: 1910

Circa 1910. "Delaware & Hudson Depot, Saratoga, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Wabasha Street: 1905

Wabasha Street: 1905

St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1905. "Wabasha Street." One dog and one boy, ready for adventures! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Brenda Lee: 1958

Brenda Lee: 1958

        UPDATE: The Annenberg Foundation caption information is off by a year; this is 13-year-old Brenda Lee at Centennial Park on June 8, 1958, performing in a concert sponsored by the Nashville Tennessean. (Her first Nashville performance was at night – a double bill with Pat Boone at Ryman Auditorium on September 16, 1957.)

Brenda Lee, "Little Miss Dynamite," in 1957 at age 12, in her first Nashville performance. Photo by Elmer Williams / Annenberg Space for Photography. View full size.

The Browns: 1959

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The Browns: 1959

Springfield, Missouri, circa 1959. "Sibling vocal trio The Browns -- Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim Ed -- with Bill Wimberly's Country Rhythm Boys on Jubilee USA, broadcast nationally on ABC-TV." In 1959 their single "The Three Bells" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop and country charts. Photo by Elmer Williams / Annenberg Space for Photography. View full size.

Penn Varsity: 1914

Penn Varsity: 1914

Summer 1914. "Penn varsity crew team in Poughkeepsie." Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

Project Turnkey: 1963

Project Turnkey: 1963

February 7, 1963. Providence, Rhode Island. "Post Office employees sitting at Central Control System overlooking work area." 35mm acetate negative by Thomas J. O'Halloran for the U.S. News & World Report assignment "Automated Post Office." View full size.

1959: "A Post Office Ordered With Full Automation"

        WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 -- Orders for the construction of "Project Turnkey," the nation's first fully mechanized Post Office, were given today by Postmaster Arthur E. Summerfield. The office will be built and equipped in Providence, R.I., by Intelex Systems Inc. of New York for an estimated cost of $20 million. Intelex, a subsidiary of International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, will then lease it to the Post Office Department for twenty years at an annual rental of $1.4 million. The mail will be entirely handled by machinery ... " (N.Y. Times, Feb. 4, 1959)

1961: "House Group Finds Automated P.O. 'Fails Miserably' "

        A House subcommittee charged yesterday that Project Turnkey, the new automated post office in Providence, R.I., has "failed miserably" to meet expectations and that its cost to the Government appears to be "grossly excessive." (Washington Post, March 2, 1961)

 

Filene's Basement: 1963

Filene's Basement: 1963

February 9, 1963. Boston, Massachusetts. "Pedestrians on Washington Street walking by Filene's department store." 35mm acetate negative by Thomas J. O'Halloran for the U.S. News & World Report assignment "Boston Commuter Experiment." View full size.

 

The Informed Farmer: 1941

The Informed Farmer: 1941

        UPDATE: The address label on that "Silver Screen" in the magazine rack is for a Lee Wagner, not "Wagoner."

November 1941. "Lee Wagoner, Black Canyon Project farmer, at home. Canyon County, Idaho." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Road Flair: 1941

Road Flair: 1941

November 1941. "Trinkets in migrant agricultural worker's automobile. Wilder, Idaho." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Customized: 1941

Customized: 1941

November 1941. "Migrant agricultural worker in his automobile. Wilder, Idaho." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Thresher Parade: 1941

Thresher Parade: 1941

December 1941. "Threshing machine. Canyon County, Idaho. Black Canyon reclamation project in a dry land area, administered by U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hot Jobs: 1941

Hot Jobs: 1941

January 1941. "At one of the rolling machines in the Washington Tinplate Company. Washington Pennsylvania." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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