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Covelo Stables: 1925

1925. "Indian guides and Nash auto at Covelo stables. Mendocino County, Calif." Along with a tin-sign Who's Who of the 1920s soft drink industry, starting with Shorpy's favorite beverage, Whistle, and its slogan "WHIZ-WHIM-WHANG." 6½ x 8½ glass negative from Wyland Stanley via Marilyn Blaisdell. View full size.

1925. "Indian guides and Nash auto at Covelo stables. Mendocino County, Calif." Along with a tin-sign Who's Who of the 1920s soft drink industry, starting with Shorpy's favorite beverage, Whistle, and its slogan "WHIZ-WHIM-WHANG." 6½ x 8½ glass negative from Wyland Stanley via Marilyn Blaisdell. View full size.

 

Great Expectations: 1890

From Marquette, Mich., comes this glass plate dated 1890 and labeled "Peterson." Say, I'll bet you kids have never been on the Internet before! View full size.

From Marquette, Mich., comes this glass plate dated 1890 and labeled "Peterson." Say, I'll bet you kids have never been on the Internet before! View full size.

 

The Nursery: 1915

"Nursery" is all it says on this 4x5 inch glass negative, which comes to us from a seller in Minnesota. Maybe someone with the right connections could run a check on these fingerprints. Probably from around 1910-1920. View full size.

"Nursery" is all it says on this 4x5 inch glass negative, which comes to us from a seller in Minnesota. Maybe someone with the right connections could run a check on these fingerprints. Probably from around 1910-1920. View full size.

 

Custom Chassis: 1923

&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; What with one 1920s car looking pretty much like the next, the enterprising automotive photographer had to juice things up as best he could. Here, for instance, we have the rake of sunlight and mysterious background obelisk as points of interest, sparking an artsy three-quarters view. Oh, and big headlights.
The Bay Area in 1923. "Peerless touring car." Fully equipped with two spares. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

        What with one 1920s car looking pretty much like the next, the enterprising automotive photographer had to juice things up as best he could. Here, for instance, we have the rake of sunlight and mysterious background obelisk as points of interest, sparking an artsy three-quarters view. Oh, and big headlights.

The Bay Area in 1923. "Peerless touring car." Fully equipped with two spares. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Men in White: 1925

August 8, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Klansmen sightseeing at the Capitol." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

August 8, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Klansmen sightseeing at the Capitol." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Flivver Jordan: 1917

Circa 1917. "Jordan touring car." Sweetheart, we're out of gas. And BTW do we want kids? Like, 19 of them? Our fourth and final look at this muddy motorcar. From the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana. View full size.

Circa 1917. "Jordan touring car." Sweetheart, we're out of gas. And BTW do we want kids? Like, 19 of them? Our fourth and final look at this muddy motorcar. From the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana. View full size.

 

Political Baseball: 1918

Washington, D.C. "Congressional ballgame, 1918." If the baseball equivalent of a filibuster is the no-hitter, their fans went home disappointed. View full size.

Washington, D.C. "Congressional ballgame, 1918." If the baseball equivalent of a filibuster is the no-hitter, their fans went home disappointed. View full size.

 

Detroit Edison: 1910

Circa 1910. "Edison Electric plant (Detroit Edison Company), Detroit, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Circa 1910. "Edison Electric plant (Detroit Edison Company), Detroit, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Betty Bared: 1930

New York, 1930. "Margolies, Betty, Miss, profile view." Somewhere in Lower Manhattan: her neckline. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

New York, 1930. "Margolies, Betty, Miss, profile view." Somewhere in Lower Manhattan: her neckline. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Lands End: 1925

1925. "Overland at Lands End and Lincoln Park golf course." Latest entry in the Shorpy Showcase of Extinct Automobiles. 6½x8½ glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

1925. "Overland at Lands End and Lincoln Park golf course." Latest entry in the Shorpy Showcase of Extinct Automobiles. 6½x8½ glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

 

Senate Hopefuls: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. "Congressional pages -- Senate basketball." Looking forward to Tuesday's big game. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

Washington, D.C., 1927. "Congressional pages -- Senate basketball." Looking forward to Tuesday's big game. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Ruinas el Carmen: 1915

&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Seventeenth-century church remodeled by a series of earthquakes into picturesque ruination.
Circa 1915. "Travel views of Guatemala. View from northeast of Iglesia el Carmen, Antigua." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

        Seventeenth-century church remodeled by a series of earthquakes into picturesque ruination.

Circa 1915. "Travel views of Guatemala. View from northeast of Iglesia el Carmen, Antigua." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Coal to the Curb: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- A.P. Woodson Co. coal truck." And now for the hard part. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- A.P. Woodson Co. coal truck." And now for the hard part. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Caboose Selfie: 1905

Circa 1905. "Lake Shore caboose." Yet another negative we bought years ago for 99 cents from someone in Ohio. We may not know the name of the photographer, but we know what he looks like. 3¼ x 5½ inch glass plate. View full size.

Circa 1905. "Lake Shore caboose." Yet another negative we bought years ago for 99 cents from someone in Ohio. We may not know the name of the photographer, but we know what he looks like. 3¼ x 5½ inch glass plate. View full size.

 

Spar Deck Swabbies: 1898

Circa 1898. "League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia. U.S.S. Brooklyn spar deck." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Circa 1898. "League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia. U.S.S. Brooklyn spar deck." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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