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Trumbull at Brainard: 1900

Trumbull at Brainard: 1900

Detroit circa 1900. "View looking north along Trumbull Avenue at Brainard Street." At right, the home of publishing magnate James E. Scripps. 6½ x 8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Emporia Junction: 1943

Emporia Junction: 1943

March 1943. "Emporia, Kansas. Passing Emporia Junction switch tower as the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train pulls into the yard." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dogs to Go: 1923

Dogs to Go: 1923

San Francisco circa 1923. "Buick touring car at Victor's Dog." Not to be confused with Nipper, that other (RCA) Victor dog, and where's the bun? 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Hung Out to Dry: 1937

Hung Out to Dry: 1937

New Orleans circa 1937. "Courtyard, 620-621 Gov. Nicholls Street." Potted plants and underpants. 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Product Launch: 1905

Product Launch: 1905

Circa 1905. "Launching of the Detroit (Detroit Yacht Club)." 8x10 inch glass negative by Lycurgus S. Glover, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Conference Committee: 1935

Conference Committee: 1935

August 27, 1935. "Congressional pages -- Mr. Sandman. Fred Johnson of Wyoming and Howard Ostmann of the District of Columbia, congressional pages, photographed as they snatched a bit of shuteye while the House and Senate brought the session to an ignominious adjournment." View full size.

 

California Girls: 1919

California Girls: 1919

San Francisco or thereabouts circa 1919. "Chalmers touring car." At what seems to be a deluxe cow barn. 6½ x 8½ Wyland Stanley glass negative. View full size.

 

Top Chefs: 1910

Top Chefs: 1910

From circa 1910 somewhere in the Northeast comes this 5x7 inch glass negative labeled "Cooks in kitchen." An appetizing look back at whatever the opposite of vegetarian cuisine is. Gentlemen, start your skillets! View full size.

 

Night Life: 1942

Night Life: 1942

April 1942. "Drummer 'Red' Saunders and his band at the Club DeLisa, Chicago." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

On the Line: 1920

On the Line: 1920

"Loehler, GWU, 1920." John "Johnny" Loehler, formerly of Tech High, now a Hatchetites gridiron star. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Scavenger Truck: 1933

Scavenger Truck: 1933

October 1933. "Kleiber motor truck -- Bay Shore Scavenger Co." An ominous-looking conveyance made all the more foreboding by that toxic telephone exchange. 8x10 acetate negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Road Locomotive: 1930

Road Locomotive: 1930

San Francisco circa 1930s. "Locomobile 90 Victoria Sedan." With a factory price of $7300, this giant Series 90 Victoria came at the end of the road for the revered Locomobile brand, whose last cars rolled off the assembly line in 1929. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Christopher Helin, scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

 

Business Casual: 1927

Business Casual: 1927

1927. "New York City views -- Long Beach." With more than a few examples of street-clothes-in-the-sand. 4x5 negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Mae's Duesie: 1925

Mae's Duesie: 1925

        Silent film star known as "The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips" or, less painfully, "The Gardenia of the Screen." Or maybe: "Screen Star Enveloped in Swarm of Gardenia-Loving, Lip-Stinging Bees."

San Francisco circa 1925. "Film star Mae Murray and Duesenberg auto." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Waste No Food: 1919

Waste No Food: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Red Cross vocational education, Dietetic, Morse School." Our title comes from the poster on the wall. National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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