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The Case of the Parked Packard: 1939

The Case of the Parked Packard: 1939

An unlabeled photo of cars parked next to train tracks from the FSA archive taken around 1939. Who can pinpoint the location? View full size.

 

Like Family: 1951

Like Family: 1951

1951, somewhere in the Southeast. "Negro maids and their white employers' babies." Photo by John Vachon for a Look magazine assignment on "The South" in what could have been a prologue to "The Help." View full size.

Broke, Baby Sick: 1937

Broke, Baby Sick: 1937

February 1937. "Tracy (vicinity), California. U.S. Highway 99. Missouri family of five, seven months from the drought area. Broke, baby sick, car trouble." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Magic Fingers: 1970

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Magic Fingers: 1970

1970. "Lenore Romney, wife of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, campaigning for U.S. Senate in Michigan, and meeting with son Mitt in her hotel room in Marquette." Note the "Magic Fingers" coin box. Photo by Douglas R. Gilbert for the Look magazine article "Lenore Fights Alone." View full size.

Whorls and Ridges: 1926

Whorls and Ridges: 1926

June 1926. "Bureau of Identification, Department of Justice, Washington." Poring over fingerprints at the forerunner of the FBI. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

No Horseplay: 1942

No Horseplay: 1942

June 1942. Greenbelt, Maryland. "Swimming pool. Bathers pay admittance according to age. Season tickets are obtainable by families." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Neighborhood Wash: 1938

Neighborhood Wash: 1938

July 1938. "Housing conditions in Ambridge, Pa. Home of American Bridge Co." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Happy Homemaker: 1954

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The Happy Homemaker: 1954

Los Angeles circa 1954. "Actress Betty White at home with her dog." Note what looks like an Emmy Award atop the television set. Photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

King Dodo: 1910

King Dodo: 1910

1910. "French Opera House, New Orleans." Coming March 20: "King Dodo," a "phosphoronic comedy opera." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Just Add Water: 1922

Just Add Water: 1922

Atlantic City circa 1922. "Four young ladies on a roof." Who can put a name to any of these lovely faces? 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Animal Call: 1914

Animal Call: 1914

1914. "Puppy dressed as a woman, standing on chair to use telephone." Rover can sit, stay and speak, but can she gossip? Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Desert Guns: 1937

Desert Guns: 1937

June 1937. "Oklahoma City. Idle men attend the morning movies. There are three such movies in one block." Now playing: Desert Guns and The Singing Vagabond. Photo by Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Keith's Organ: 1928

Keith's Organ: 1928

Washington. D.C., 1928. "Miss Irene Juno interprets the action pictured on the screen at Keith's Theater on the new $30,000 Wurlitzer orchestral unit recently installed to give the films added potency." Up next: "I'm Looking Around (For a Mate)." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Midcentury Manhattan: 1950

Midcentury Manhattan: 1950

March 14, 1950. "New York City views. Manhattan skyline from City Hospital." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Some Assembly Required: 1906

Some Assembly Required: 1906

1906. "Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan. Steamer James Laughlin at left." Now where'd I put that instruction sheet? View full size.

 
 
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