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Grand Canyon: 1912

Grand Canyon: 1912

New York circa 1912. "Wall Street with view of Bankers Trust Building and Trinity Church." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The New Century: 1900

The New Century: 1900

"Lettis -- Ma and tot." From around 1900, it's Miss (or Mrs.) Handlebars again (and our third look at her house), along with another look at the baby. 4x5 glass negative, photographer and location unknown. View full size.

 

Warship of the Air: 1942

Warship of the Air: 1942

December 1942. "Production. B-17 heavy bomber. The four mighty engines of a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber warm up at the airfield of Boeing's Seattle plant as another warship of the air awaits its flight test. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying at high altitudes." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Damner: 1920

The Damner: 1920

The Bay Area in 1920. "Dodge auto on boardwalk. 'The Damner' on Miller Tires Coast-to-Coast." All we know about what seems to have been a promotional stunt is preserved in this 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Well-Connected: 1935

Well-Connected: 1935

Washington, D.C., 1935. "Woman at Western Electric telephone switchboard." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Winter Light: 1920

Winter Light: 1920

"Boston Common, 1920, Park Street side. Horses pulling snow plow." 4x5 inch glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Cities Service: 1952

Cities Service: 1952

From around 1952, what looks to be somewhere in the Northeast, comes this faded 120 Ektachrome of a Cities Service gas station. Fillerup with Premium, and we'll be in the coffee shop while the Cadillac is on the lube rack. View full size.

 

Swingers: 1900

Swingers: 1900

From circa 1900, somewhere in North America, comes this glass negative labeled "Lettis. Women on swing." The giant hats are especially fetching. View full size.

 

Paiges on Parade: 1926

Paiges on Parade: 1926

"Paiges on Fillmore Hill at Broadway." San Francisco in 1926 is the setting for this latest entry in the Shorpy Pageant of Extinct Conveyances, a passel of parked Paiges. 8x10 film negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Wood Jeweler: 1900

Wood Jeweler: 1900

From circa 1900 in Parts Unknown comes this 4x5 glass negative of G.H. Wood Jeweler, the business, and possibly a Wood or two. View full size.

 

Two Cents' Worth: 1911

Two Cents' Worth: 1911

Detroit circa 1911. "Dime Savings Bank under construction." A preliminary look at the future skyscraper and, at left, the clock tower of the Detroit Post Office. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Murdered In Pastel: 1936

Murdered In Pastel: 1936

This was taken in Provincetown, Massachusetts. All I know about it is the year and location. Scanned from the original 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

Bedtime Bros: 1910s

Bedtime Bros: 1910s

From the early 1900s comes this nightshirted posse of college men, possibly in Wyoming. Three cheers for old Pimento U! 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

Grand Circus Park: 1908

Grand Circus Park: 1908

Detroit circa 1908. "Corner of Grand Circus Park." If a circle can be said to have a corner. Maybe more like a pie slice. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

One-Ring Circus: 1905

One-Ring Circus: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Circus at Luna Park, Coney Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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