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Nash Flier: 1919

Nash Flier: 1919

October 1919. "Nash Flier -- California Highway Motor Train in San Francisco." A publicity stunt showcasing the nascent field of long-distance trucking as facilitated by the "giant pneumatic tire." The cargo here being Sperry's Drifted Snow Flour. 6½ x 8½ glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

A Fresh Start: 1937

A Fresh Start: 1937

Washington, D.C., 1937. "Baby's bath" is all it says here. If you recognize yourself 78 years later, let us know. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

In the Beans: 1939

In the Beans: 1939

August 1939. "Marion County, Oregon, near West Stayton. Father and children came from Albany, Oregon, for a season's work in the beans." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Ranch Dude: 1941

Ranch Dude: 1941

August 1941. "Dude from Quarter Circle U Ranch on a picnic on Lyman Brewster's lease. Near Lame Deer, Montana." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Pole Cat: 1929

Pole Cat: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. lineman." Last seen here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Criminal Background: 1923

Criminal Background: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Nash sedan at Spreckels Mansion." With Alcatraz in the distance. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Cafe Asbestos: 1949

Cafe Asbestos: 1949

July 6, 1949. "Johns-Manville Research Laboratory, Finderne, N.J. Cafeteria II. Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, architect." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

The Homestead: 1895

The Homestead: 1895

A long shot of yardwork figures in the last of eight plates of the Douglas property in Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1895. 5x7 glass negative by Edward M. Douglas (1857-1936) and donated to Shorpy by his great-grandson. View full size.

The Illuminating Co.: 1900

The Illuminating Co.: 1900

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1900. "Public Square -- Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

A Place in the Sun: 1964

A Place in the Sun: 1964

Another Las Vegas Kodachrome taken by my dad in June 1964. View full size.

Family Tree: 1895

Family Tree: 1895

Takoma Park, Md., circa 1895. Another look at Willard and Helen Douglas and their 90-degree tree. 5x7 glass negative by Edward M. Douglas. View full size.

I've Got Mail!

I've Got Mail!

August, 1976. Another forgotten photo from that forgotten road trip to Southern California I took with my friend who also forgot about this Kodachrome slide he took but didn't forget about the road trip. Go that? Anyway, I figure this is as we returned home to Marin County and we've stopped at the Corte Madera post office to pick up my mail from my p.o. box. I had the box there because I worked there at the post office. Corte Madera is right next door to Idyllic Larkspur™, where I lived. The plaque to the right of the door marks the dedication of the building, at which I was in attendance: "This building dedicated to public service - 1969 - Richard M. Nixon President of the United States - Winton M. Blount Postmaster General." Neither gentleman was able to attend. Blount, incidentally, was the last Postmaster General to sit in the presidential cabinet. View full size.

Sweet Chariot: 1920

Sweet Chariot: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Chalmers touring car." Wearing a spiffy "California top." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Stardust Memories: 1964

Stardust Memories: 1964

Taken by my dad in Las Vegas, June 1964. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Looking Ahead: 1930

Looking Ahead: 1930

Washington, D.C. "January or February 1930, NO CAPTION." 4x5 inch glass negative from the Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 
 
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