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Afterparty: 1953

Afterparty: 1953

"Tedfords' party." Let's get a jump start on the weekend with this circa 1953 outtake from the "Linda" Kodachromes and its inventory of mid-century kitchen gear, starring what used to be called an "electric sink." View full size.

Open Wide: 1900

Open Wide: 1900

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1900. "Williamson Building, Euclid Avenue." And the Painless Dentists continue their stealthy urban infiltration. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Flushing New York: 1943

Flushing New York: 1943

March 1943. "New York, New York. Department of Sanitation street flushing sprinkler truck." One in a series of photos taken by John Vachon for the Office of War Information documenting trucks in the Northeast. View full size.

 

The Little Sleep: 1936

The Little Sleep: 1936

1936. "Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts - Paragon Rubber Co. and American Character Doll. Setting eyes in sleeping dolls (Jewish) A plus." Whatever that means. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Meet the Fokker: 1929

Meet the Fokker: 1929

Sept. 29, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Fokker F-32 transport plane at Bolling Field." Note unusual back-to-back engine arrangement (and mechanic stationed aft to keep people from being pureed). National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Dodge for Dummies: 1948

Dodge for Dummies: 1948

March 24, 1948. "L Motors, 175th Street and Broadway, New York City. Entrance detail." Our second look at this showroom and its curious display of dummies in Dodges. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Individual Dixies: 1930s

Individual Dixies: 1930s

UPDATE: The photo now has a caption.

January 10, 1930. Tea time in the air. Miss Wanda Wood, hostess for the Eastern Air Transport, serves tea for two -- Misses Charlotte Childress and Elizabeth Hume, aboard one of the line's passenger planes. The company provides bridge, tea and cigarettes, with hostesses to arrange the bridge games and serve the tea.

We seem to be aboard an aircraft in this unlabeled glass negative from the Harris & Ewing collection. Beverage service uses real china as well as "Individual Dixies." Who can identify these ladies' means of conveyance? View full size.

 

Friends to the End: 1865

Friends to the End: 1865

1861-65. "Pvt. Charles Chapman of Company A, 10th Virginia Cavalry Regiment (left), and unidentified soldier." Half-plate ambrotype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

The Doll Dresser: 1936

The Doll Dresser: 1936

1936. "Mt. Holyoke, Mass. - Paragon Rubber Co. and American Character Doll. Dressing and packing dolls." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

And His Little Dog, Too: 1938

And His Little Dog, Too: 1938

July 1938. "Man who lives in row house. Baltimore, Maryland." Walkies, anyone? Photo by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Imperial Navy: 1893

Imperial Navy: 1893

1893. "Columbian Naval Review. Ship's company, Russian Navy." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Shady Business: 1920

Shady Business: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Hooper & Klesner Building, 12th & H Streets." This block would seem to be Windowshade Central for the nation's capital. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pool Rules: 1942

Pool Rules: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Municipal swimming pool on Sunday." Remember: Sitting confined to sign. Photo by Marjory Collins for the OWI. View full size.

 

Plaza Hotel: 1912

Plaza Hotel: 1912

New York circa 1912. "Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street." The original "big box." 5x7 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Sickly Newsie: 1910

The Sickly Newsie: 1910

June 1910. Philadelphia, Pa. "Michael McNelis, 8 years old, a newsboy. This boy has just recovered from his second attack of pneumonia. Was found selling papers in a big rainstorm today." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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