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Breathing Room: 1941

Breathing Room: 1941

January 11, 1941. "Triboro Hospital for Tuberculosis, Parsons Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens, New York. X-Ray viewing room. Eggers & Higgins, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Footloose: 1932

Footloose: 1932

"NO CAPTION." Our wayfarers from 1932 (and last week) are back, ready for a swim and/or bath. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tennessee Club: 1906

Tennessee Club: 1906

Memphis circa 1906. "Tennessee Club." Bonus points if you can identify the runabout. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Beeswax at 20 Paces

Beeswax at 20 Paces

October 23, 1909. New York. "Dueling with wax bullets." Last seen here. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Maya Angelou: 1957

Maya Angelou: 1957

        Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86

New York, 1957. "Maya Angelou, full length portrait, dressed for her part in the Caribbean Calypso Festival." New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

Social Study: 1941

Social Study: 1941

April 1941. "Children playing on the street. Chicago, Illinois." 35mm negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

In the Pink: 1951

In the Pink: 1951

        Why sunbeams travel 93 million miles in 8 minutes.

1951. Santa Barbara, California. "Lana Turner lounging by the pool at the Coral Casino." Color transparency by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Auto-Railer: 1935

Auto-Railer: 1935

        ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 26, 1935 (AP) -- Negotiations have been started by the Evans Products Co. of Detroit for the purchase of the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Railway, which was recently sold at auction here. The company manufactures buses and trucks that operate either on rails or on the highway, and it is understood the concern plans to operate 100 passenger and freight units between Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis. ... The "auto railer" consists of front and rear steel pilot railroad wheels attached to a conventional type of bus or truck. The pilot wheels are raised for operation over highways but can be let down when the vehicle reaches the tracks. The vehicle runs on its own tires over the rails with the pilot wheels guiding it along the track.

1935. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "Streamline Bus and Car, Evans Motor." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bingo Zimba: 1943

Bingo Zimba: 1943

June 1943. Arlington, Virginia. "A soldier treating his date to a coke in the service shop at Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, a residence for women who work in the U.S. government for the duration of the war." The Zimba Kola people (as well as the Coca-Cola Co., whose logo is barely visible above the machine) would probably be pained to see their products referred to as lowercase-generic "coke." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Gearheads: 1916

Gearheads: 1916

Sept. 26, 1916. "Boys of Wanganui Technical College, New Zealand, during an engineering class." Tesla Studios glass negative. View full size.

 

At Ease: 1863

At Ease: 1863

"June 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Fairfax Court House, Virginia. Capt. J.B. Howard, Office of Assistant Quartermaster, and group at headquarters, Army of the Potomac." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

Leaving Town: 1959

Leaving Town: 1959

I purchased this slide dated December 1959 at a swap meet. There was no other information printed on it. Where could this be? View full size.

Arc Story: 1942

Arc Story: 1942

July 1942. "An electric arc welder at a large Southern boatyard examines a bead he has just run on a steel ramp boat which will be used in making beach landings of men, tanks, and other equipment on hostile shores. Higgins Industries, New Orleans." Photo by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sally's Harley: 1937

Sally's Harley: 1937

Sept. 15, 1937. "Although she weighs only 88 pounds -- one-third of the machine she rides -- Mrs. Sally Halterman is the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia. She is 27 years old and 4 feet, 11 inches tall. Immediately after receiving her permit, Mrs. Halterman was initiated into the D.C. Motorcycle Club -- the only girl ever to be accorded this honor." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

In Memoriam: 1952

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In Memoriam: 1952

February 1952. From photos by Gerd Baatz and Jim Hansen for the Look magazine assignment "West Point Story -- military officers from the United States Military Academy Class of 1950 who fought in the Korean War. Includes Elliott Knott's funeral at West Point." View full size.

 
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