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Dear Betty Lou: 1943

Dear Betty Lou: 1943

July 1943. "Greenville, South Carolina. Air Service Command. Writing a letter home." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Multi-Story Dwelling: 1910

Multi-Story Dwelling: 1910

Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1910. "Nathaniel Hawthorne house." Abode of the author of 19th-century blockbusters The Scarlet Letter and House of the Seven Gables, last seen here. Note the glass insulators in the tree being used as a utility pole. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

King of the Hill: 1908

King of the Hill: 1908

Circa 1908. "North view of United States Capitol, Washington, D.C." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pit-Women: 1943

Pit-Women: 1943

June 1943. "Turkey Pond, near Concord, New Hampshire. Women workers employed by U.S. Department of Agriculture timber salvage sawmill. Ruth DeRoche and Norma Webber, 18-year-old 'pit-women,' relaxing after lunch." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

City of Light: 1939

City of Light: 1939

June 24, 1939. "World's Fair night views. Consolidated Edison fountains." The City of Light with the Trylon rising behind. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Enough Room: 1914

Enough Room: 1914

1914. "Two kittens in costume on swing." Posed by Harry W. Frees, founding father of photographic feline anthropomorphism. View full size.

 

Traffic Control: 1931

Traffic Control: 1931

Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Fifteenth Street at Pennsylvania Avenue." Note the traffic lights, which made their D.C. debut in 1926, as well as the traffic-cop gazebo at center ("NO LEFT TURN") and streetcar switch tower to its left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Family Butcher: 1910

Family Butcher: 1910

1910. Wellington, New Zealand. "David Taylor's butcher shop, Wadestown, showing decorated carcasses and horse-drawn delivery cart. David Taylor in doorway." Glass plate negative by Frederick James Halse. View full size.

 

Sliders: 1943

Sliders: 1943

Future Olympic Sliding hopefuls.

July 1943. "Glen Echo, Maryland. Climbing the ladder to the sliding board at the Glen Echo swimming pool." Photo by Esther Bubley. View full size.

 

Serenity Then: 1908

Serenity Then: 1908

Circa 1908. "North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Open for Business: 1943

Open for Business: 1943

June 1943. Keysville, Virginia. "Randolph Henry High School. Lavatory facilities." The next stop on our tour of RHHS after the cafeteria. Photo by Philip Bonn for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Mal Temps: 1920

Mal Temps: 1920

Circa 1920. "Two-story houses, New Orleans." One of the Crescent City's grittier, grainier corners. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Cool Pink: 1953

Cool Pink: 1953

May 1953. "Dancer-actress Gwen Verdon in a hammock wearing a ballgown." Color transparency from photos taken for the Look magazine assignment "Midsummer Fantasies: How to Keep Cool in a Heat Wave." View full size.

 

Fill It With Ethyl: 1943

Fill It With Ethyl: 1943

June 1943. Louisville, Kentucky. "Virginia Lively used to be a beauty operator. Today she works at a filling station." Sears gasoline -- who knew? Photo by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bi-Biplane: 1917

Bi-Biplane: 1917

1917. "Langley, Samuel Pierpont. Secretary, Smithsonian Institute. Experimental tandem biplane on Potomac embodying Langley principles." Last seen here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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