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Meet the Seegers: 1921

Meet the Seegers: 1921

TRAVEL AND LIVE
IN AN AUTOMOBILE

Charles Seeger, Wife and Three
Sons See World While
Living Outdoors

LIKE WANDERING MINSTRELS

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May 1921. Washington, D.C. "Professor Charles Seeger, a composer, is a brother of Alan Seeger, the war poet. His wife is a distinguished violinist." Little Pete Seeger, 2 years old, and family along with their camping rig, last seen here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Made It Myself: 1922

Made It Myself: 1922

June 17, 1922. "Washington Advertising Club bathing costume contest at Tidal Basin." Our second look at the stylish entry of Miss Anna Niebel, the "former Follies girl" who took first place. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Royal Spartanette: 1952

Royal Spartanette: 1952

Sept. 1952. "Rolling homes." Kodachrome from photos by Charlotte Brooks and Bob Lerner for the Look magazine assignment "Trailer Story." View full size.

 

Solid Cincinnati: 1912

Solid Cincinnati: 1912

Cincinnati circa 1912. "Main Street from Fountain Square." With a nice view of the Blymyer Building. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Working Lunch: 1910

Working Lunch: 1910

Circa 1910. "Lunch hour on the docks -- Jacksonville, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Davy Crockett: 1955

Davy Crockett: 1955

May 1955. "Actor Fess Parker on a 22 city promotional tour as Davy Crockett. Includes public appearances at department stores." From photos by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Meet Davy Crockett." View full size.

Rags, Bones, Bottles

Rags, Bones, Bottles

Circa 1920. "Unidentified buildings, possibly movie set, associated with Famous Players-Lasky." This seriously askew alleyway has a Dickensian-Disneyesque vibe. (Also: "I love Myrtle.") Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Allwite Morning: 1942

Allwite Morning: 1942

September 1942. "New York. Third Avenue elevated railway station in the Seventies at 8:30 a.m." America's Favorite at the "Guess It" scales. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Little Pete: 1921

Little Pete: 1921

    Pete Seeger, Champion of Folk Music and Social Change, Dies at 94

May 23, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Professor Charles Louis Seeger and family." Charles Seeger, wife Constance Edson Seeger and their 2-year-old son Pete, of future folkie fame. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Join Us: 1942

Join Us: 1942

December 1942. "New York. Corset display at R.H. Macy & Co. department store during the week before Christmas." Behold the $12.29 "average figure" corselette. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Rugged Ruggers: 1890

Rugged Ruggers: 1890

Wellington, New Zealand, 1890. "Post and Telegraph Department football team with men in rugby football kit. Postmaster William Copeland seated behind man with ball." Glass negative by Frederick James Halse. View full size.

 

Bedtime Story: 1914

Bedtime Story: 1914

1914. "Three kittens in nightclothes, gathered around candlestick." Just the thing to lull you to sleep. Or keep you awake. Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

The Eerie Orb: 1925

The Eerie Orb: 1925

April-May 1925. Washington, D.C. "NO CAPTION." If you stare at this long enough, you really don't need a caption ... caption ... caption ... caption ... Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bird's Eye Baltimore: 1906

Bird's Eye Baltimore: 1906

Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1906. "Looking up North Charles Street from Washington Monument." At right, the massive Hotel Belvedere. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Early Riser: 1918

Early Riser: 1918

New York, 1918. "Lewisohn Building, 119 W. 40th Street. Maynicke & Franke, architects." Dwarfed by its newer neighbors 101 years after its completion, this 22-story, 325-foot tower still stands. Irving Underhill photo. View full size.

 
 
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