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Sugar and Spice: 1915

Sugar and Spice: 1915

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Miss Elizabeth Clem, daughter of Maj. Gen. John L. Clem, famed in Grand Army circles as the 'Drummer Boy of Chickamauga'." Elizabeth's 64-year-old father was said to be the last Civil War veteran still serving in the military. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Small World: 1952

Small World: 1952

"28 Feb 1952 -- Maurine." Whose husband, Leslie, we met here. This latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes brings us yet another variation on floral wallpaper. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Philadelphia Rapid Transit: 1906

Philadelphia Rapid Transit: 1906

Circa 1906. "Elevated railway terminal, 70th and Market streets, Philadelphia." Another view of the building seen here. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Forever Young: 1915

Forever Young: 1915

BOY KILLED BY AUTO

Washington Post, March 8, 1916

        Seven-year-old David Purches, of 1718 Corcoran street northwest, son of the superintendent of the Senate office building, was killed yesterday morning by an automobile near Seventeenth and Church streets northwest. Charles Booker, colored, of 1615 Corcoran street northwest, who operated the automobile, is being detained at No. 3 precinct pending an inquest by Coroner Nevitt. Purches left his home to go to a shoe repairing shop. He was crossing the street when, Booker says, he appeared from behind a dirt cart and got in front of the moving auto. Booker picked the boy up and took him to Emergency Hospital.

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Purches, David E." A yar youngster and his mate at the Harris & Ewing portrait studio, not long before his life seems to have been cut tragically short in a traffic accident. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Powerhouse: 1906

Powerhouse: 1906

Gulfport, Mississippi, circa 1906. "Powerhouse of the Great Southern Hotel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Rail Hub: 1906

Rail Hub: 1906

Circa 1906. "Elevated railway terminal, 70th and Market streets, Philadelphia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cafe Society: 1943

Cafe Society: 1943

February 1943. "This image in a jacket marked 'Killed'." From photos taken in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico, by John Collier for the OWI. View full size.

 

Fistic Follies: 1910

Fistic Follies: 1910

"Ford, J., Mrs., group." Sequel to the whimsical Harris & Ewing portrait seen here earlier. Things seem to have taken a turn for the worse! View full size.

 

The Photochrom Co.: 1902

The Photochrom Co.: 1902

Circa 1902. "Photochrom Co. Building, Detroit." Where Detroit Photographic's giant glass negatives were transformed into their raison d'etre -- millions of colorized postcards. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

The Pointer Sisters: 1910

The Pointer Sisters: 1910

Circa 1910. "Ford, J., Mrs., group." An outlier among Harris & Ewing's generally sedate-and-sober studio portraits. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Baby: 1924-2014

Baby: 1924-2014

        Lauren Bacall, the smoky-voiced movie legend who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle in "To Have and Have Not," died today in New York at the age of 89.

-- Los Angeles Times

1944. "Actress Lauren Bacall, three-quarters portrait, in houndstooth-check jacket." Warner Bros. publicity still for To Have and Have Not. View full size.

 

Cake or Pie?

Cake or Pie?

"Amy Frandle -- 2 March 1952." The latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes takes place at the kitchen table. The cake looks delicious, but we'll start with a slice of that cherry pie, please. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Twelve Horsepower: 1911

Twelve Horsepower: 1911

"Merchants Transfer & Storage Co., Washington, D.C." In 1911, moving a boiler on D Street within sight of the Capitol with a 12-horse team. Bonus: Many old billboards. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

On the Grid: 1942

On the Grid: 1942

December 1942. "Checking electrical wiring assemblies for B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombers at the Boeing plant in Seattle." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

5½ Men: 1939

5½  Men: 1939

October 1939. "Five Idaho farmers, members of Ola self-help sawmill co-op, in the woods standing against a load of logs ready to go down to their mill about three miles away. Gem County, Idaho." Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 
 
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