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War News: 1942

War News: 1942

August 1942. "New York. Chinese-American boy in his home in Flatbush." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins. View full size.

 

Fast Woman: 1908

Fast Woman: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "Maycliffe, R., Miss." The Broadway ingenue Ruth Maycliffe. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Babes in Gatorland: 1968

Babes in Gatorland: 1968

Another shot from the collection of family photos I've been scanning for a friend - she's the little girl on the right, with her sister, grandmother and aunt. Orlando, Florida's Gatorland still exists, as does this toothy entrance. The blue cloud is the result of mold eating its way down to the blue layer of the emulsion of this unbranded color slide, processed in February 1968. View full size.

Parallel Pondering: 1942

Parallel Pondering: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Boys playing in wrecked houses on Independence Avenue across from the Smithsonian Institution." Large format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sidesaddle: 1929

Sidesaddle: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. "Motorcycle" is all it says on the label. This post marks the debut of our new Motorcycles tag. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Refugees: 1937

Refugees: 1937

Feb. 1937. "Refugees from the 1937 flood in their tent of the camp in Marianna, Arkansas." Photo by Edwin Locke, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Army Ambulances: 1942

Army Ambulances: 1942

August 1942. "Detroit, Michigan. Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Dodge ambulances are here, lined up for delivery to the Army." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Stiner's Store: 1933

Stiner's Store: 1933

November 1933. "E.H. Elam making interviews at Stiner's Store, Lead Mine Bend, Tenn. Selections for employment with the TVA are made on the basis of ability and efficiency." The vast hydroelectric and flood control project overseen by the Tennessee Valley Authority was one of the New Deal programs enacted under the Roosevelt Administration. Photo by Lewis Hine. View full size.

 

Train Christening: 1929

Train Christening: 1929

July 14, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Ten-year-old Ellen Page Eaton will break a bottle of Potomac River water on the locomotive of a new Pennsylvania Railroad train this morning at 11 o'clock in the Union Station and christen it 'The Senator.' Little Miss Eaton is the daughter of John Eaton, crack engineer of the railroad, who is veteran of 28 years." More of the festivities first glimpsed here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dread of the Dental Chair: 1910

Dread of the Dental Chair: 1910

Jacksonville, Florida, circa 1910. "Hogan Street." Home to Dr. Williams, Alveolar Dentist, whose slogan NO MORE DREAD OF THE DENTAL CHAIR emblazons his address. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Guggenheim Going Up: 1957

Guggenheim Going Up: 1957

Nov. 12, 1957. "Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, East 89th Street & Fifth Avenue, New York. Under construction II. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Buzzard Pete: 1905

Buzzard Pete: 1905

Charlottesville, Virginia, circa 1905. "Buzzard Pete." Evidently a celebrated figure on the University of Virginia campus, fondly recalled decades later in various alumni publications. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Now Hear This: 1929

Now Hear This: 1929

Front panel of The Apparatus posted here yesterday. "United States Veterans Hospital. Designed and constructed by Radio Construction Corp. Washington, D.C." Circa 1929 Harris & Ewing negative. View full size.

 

Pennsylvania 5401

Pennsylvania 5401

July 14, 1929. "New Boston train, 'The Senator,' at Washington's Union Station, departing at 12:30 p.m. The train is to arrive in Boston at 10 p.m., cutting 3½ hours off the time made by the other two Pennsylvania line trains there, the Federal and Colonial expresses." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Apparatus: 1929

The Apparatus: 1929

UPDATE: See the front panel here.

Summer 1929 or thereabouts in Washington, D.C. An impressive rack. Of what? Unlabeled Harris & Ewing glass negative, Part 1 of 2. View full size.

 
 
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