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Hamateur: 1946

Hamateur: 1946

From November 1946 comes this sighting of the rare Double-Breasted Ham, now believed to be extinct, in its natural woodsy habitat. The male's distinctive call could be heard for miles. 4x5 inch acetate negative fron the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

I Wuz Robbed: 1960

I Wuz Robbed: 1960

From around 1960 in Columbus, Georgia, comes this News Archive snap of Baker Lion No. 13 liberating the basketball from an opposing player who does Not. Look. Happy. But that's the way the ball bounces in high school hoops. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Double Barreled: 1910

Double Barreled: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Approach to the Michigan Central Railroad tunnel." Another view of the electrified tracks going under the Detroit River. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Red All Over: 1972

Red All Over: 1972

From around 50 years ago comes this uncaptioned News Archive negative that might have been used to illustrate a newspaper feature on trends in Seventies menswear. And what the men swear could curl your hair. But probably not this particular hair. View full size.

 

Pontiac Eight: 1954

Pontiac Eight: 1954

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1954. Here we are back at Rucker Oldsmobile, where the used car du jour is this pristine 1951 Pontiac Catalina. If you're ready to trade, Huarache Hank is ready to deal! 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Iron Bowl: 1965

Iron Bowl: 1965

November 27, 1965. "Iron Bowl -- Alabama vs. Auburn." The Tide swamped the Tigers 30-3 at Legion Field in Birmingham. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Arizona Motel: 1942

Arizona Motel: 1942

February 1942. "Tourist court. Phoenix, Arizona." An early example of Desert Neon Noir. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hoes Before Bros: 1942

Hoes Before Bros: 1942

February 1942. "Eleven Mile Corner, Arizona. FSA farmworkers' community. Boys learning to garden in the vocational training class. This is vocational training as provided for in the Smith-Hughes bill." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ham Dad: 1960

Ham Dad: 1960

From Columbus, Georgia, around 1960 comes this News Archive photo of an amateur radio operator and his assistant, "Shortwave" Sally. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Christmas in Columbus: 1955

Christmas in Columbus: 1955

December 1955. Columbus, Georgia. "Christmas decorations on Broadway." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Glass Princess: 1916

Glass Princess: 1916

My mother's older sister Mary in a glass plate negative taken about 1916 in the family home in San Francisco. She's also been seen on Shorpy here in the same room and with her Model T Roadster here. Mary's was a short life; she died from tuberculosis in 1922. View full size.

Belles of the Balls: 1962

Belles of the Balls: 1962

From circa 1962 comes this News Archive photo of two lady bowlers who look like they're ready to hit the nearest lanes and bust out some sick back-alley moves! View full size.

 

The E-Team: 1960

The E-Team: 1960

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1960. Eufaula (Alabama) at Columbus. It looks to have been a good night for the Tigers. 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Rocket Headquarters: 1954

Rocket Headquarters: 1954

The Rucker Oldsmobile used car lot in Columbus, Georgia, presents this shiny Ford Crestline convertible (low miles, California car) for your consideration, if a Rucker Rocket is not your thing. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Canceled: 1953

Canceled: 1953

Here we are in circa 1953 Chicago with a Post Office employee under arrest. Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate, or else! 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 
 
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