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This & That: 1907

This & That: 1907

Circa 1907. "Street in Lakeport, New Hampshire." Points of interest in this view of the fair city (last seen here) include the Lovejoy & Prescott fire insurance agency, Adkin & Adkin Millinery, the L.E. Pickering restaurant, Frank Clow Wood & Coal ("Hard, Soft, Bobbin & Slab"), W.A. Moore Boots & Shoes, and a lady having a conversation with her horse. Not pictured: sign painter with a graduate degree in ampersands. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Aircraft X: 1920s

Aircraft X: 1920s

UPDATE: The photo is from July 1922. The original caption:

"Army dirigible C-2 at Bolling Field." More here.

Washington, D.C., or vicinity in what looks to be the 1920s. Who can put a name to this unidentified flying object? 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

War News: 1942

War News: 1942

April 1942. An unknown diner reading World War 2 headlines from the Detroit News in a downtown Detroit cafe. Photo taken by my grandfather, Howard McGraw, of the Detroit News. Scanned from a 4x5 negative. View full size.

Feeding Time: 1943

Feeding Time: 1943

Yes, Billy was lost. But he was also plump and juicy!

May 1943. "Washington, D.C. A sign at the National Zoological Park." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Old French Market: 1890s

Old French Market: 1890s

Circa 1890s. "The old French Market, New Orleans." Points of interest include many horsecars and an arc lamp on a boom. Ship Chandler's Grocer wagon and Deutsche Grocery at left. Photo by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Red Fox: 1915

Red Fox: 1915

Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. On Dec. 14, 1915, he presented the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House. There is no record, however, of such a national day being proclaimed. (Library of Congress)

1915. "Indians, American. Red Fox James at White House." With the State, War and Navy building as backdrop. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Informal Entertaining: 1953

Informal Entertaining: 1953

"Tedfords' party." In this latest installment of the the Linda Kodachromes, we reconnect with some of the beautiful people last seen here, making short work of that mid-century phenomenon known as the buffet supper, where servantless living meant tableless dining. 35mm color transparency. View full size.

Time Is Short: 1942

Time Is Short: 1942

"Greenbelt, Maryland. Federal housing project. Volunteer workers put out the Cooperator, a weekly newspaper." Another of the hundreds of exposures snapped in 1942 by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

American Dreamer: 1942

American Dreamer: 1942

June 1942. "Greenbelt, Maryland. Child's bedroom in which a 13-year-old boy has rigged up model trains and a chemical laboratory." Johnny's next project: Discover girls. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Ladies Who Lance: 1930

Ladies Who Lance: 1930

April 16, 1930. "These Washington society girls will compete for fencing title of the District of Columbia at the Mayflower Hotel this week. Left to right: Elizabeth Bunting, judge; Priscilla Holcombe; Maj. Walter E. Blunt, referee; Margaret Montgomery; and Lillian Shuman, judge." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Locomotive Makeover: 1942

Locomotive Makeover: 1942

November 1942. "Illinois Central rail yard, Chicago. Locomotives in for repair at the roundhouse." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Instant Message: 1942

Instant Message: 1942

November 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. These pneumatic tubes in the Illinois Central Railroad yardmaster's office connect him with the general office." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Frenemies: 1900s

Frenemies: 1900s

Washington, D.C., ca. 1900s. "Flatmouth, Chief, group." Chief Flatmouth, the formidable-looking gent seated at right, is wearing a medal that reads REDMEN'S CONVENTION, WALKER MINN., Aug. 12th 1901. The bald fellow and the Chief's lieutenants await identification. Harris & Ewing photo. View full size.

 

Mrs. Information: 1943

Mrs. Information: 1943

January 1943. Chicago, Illinois. "Mrs. Marie Griffith, manager of the information room, at one of the boards listing rates to points all over the country at the Union Station." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pretty in Plaid: 1947

Pretty in Plaid: 1947

January 27, 1947. "Kartch's, Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Exterior detail." Gottscho-Schleisner photo; fashions by Whitley Strieber. View full size.

 
 
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