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Aviation for Dummies: 1946

Aviation for Dummies: 1946

January 16, 1946. "Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy." 4x5 acetate negative by Hollywood Pictorial Photos, 1558 N. Vine Street, phone Hillside 4121, and now part of the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size.

 

Nashing Out: 1928

Nashing Out: 1928

San Francisco circa 1928. "Nash Special Six on Gough Street at Lafayette Park." Sporting a brace of Goodyear 31 x 5.25 Balloons. And if you don't like my parking, get off the sidewalk. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Astoria Houses: 1951

Astoria Houses: 1951

Sept. 22, 1951. "New York City Housing Authority. Astoria Houses, Queens. Exterior, East River park with children. Clarke, Rapuano & Holleran, landscape architects." 5x7 nitrate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

What-a-Jolly-Street: 1936

What-a-Jolly-Street: 1936

February 1936. "Children at the El Monte subsistence homesteads, California." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Drifter: 1912

The Drifter: 1912

Northern California circa 1912. "Boating on the Russian River at Healdsburg." 6x8 inch glass negative by Howard Clinton Tibbitts. View full size.

 

Late Bloomers: 1925

Late Bloomers: 1925

April 18, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Geo. Washington High inter class track meet at Central High." Skinny Shorts trounces Billowing Bloomers. View full size.

 

The Flat-Iron: 1903

The Flat-Iron: 1903

New York circa 1903. "Flat-Iron Building, Fifth Avenue and Broadway." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Festival of Gas: 1965

Festival of Gas: 1965

May 6, 1965. "World's Fair, Flushing, Long Island. Robert & Frances Vargo from Verplanck, N.Y., with Madame Grace Zia Chu, cooking Chinese Spare Ribs at Festival of Gas." Madame Grace, known as the "First Lady of Chopsticks," was a sort of Asian Julia Child who did her best to explain that authentic Chinese cuisine relied on fresh ingredients that did not come from a can. 4x5 inch Ektachrome transparency from the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size.

 

Rode Hard: 1921

Rode Hard: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Marmon dual-cowl landaulet at Spreckels Mansion." A car that looks like it's been around the block a few times. Latest entry in the Shorpy Catalogue of Creaky Conveyances. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Skillet Cornbread: 1935

Skillet Cornbread: 1935

October 1935. "Making cornbread with relief flour. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Arriving at Destination: 1957

Arriving at Destination: 1957

Oakland, California, circa 1957, and a compacted Chrysler. We declare Pole S1274 the winner. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Acapulco: 1961

Acapulco: 1961

"Acapulco, 1961." James Coburn, Ralph Taeger and three curvaceous castmates in faux-Mexico, from the very short-lived (eight episodes) NBC-TV series. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size.

 

The Gardeners: 1936

The Gardeners: 1936

February 1936. "El Monte, California, federal subsistence homesteads. Four in family. Three-room house, $17.70 monthly rent to apply on purchase. Father's occupation: carpenter. Earns seventy dollars a month." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Not Over Yet: 1954

Not Over Yet: 1954

Found this in a small collection of red-bordered Kodachrome slides from a local antique store. No date, no location, but I found a reference to an article with the same title from The Saturday Evening Post of January 16, 1954. Have at it, Shorpy sleuths! View full size.

The Total Package: 1943

The Total Package: 1943

Sept. 8, 1943. "Soprano Lucille Manners, NBC Radio star -- Right & wrong way to wrap packages for servicemen overseas." 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 
 
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