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The Boudoir: 1940

The Boudoir: 1940

July 11, 1940. "Collier's House at PEDAC, New York. Master bedroom. Dan Cooper, decorator; Edward D. Stone, architect." Interior of the Rockefeller Center ranch house last glimpsed here. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Serviceman, Service Woman: 1943

Serviceman,  Service Woman: 1943

June 1943. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miss Frances Heisler (last seen here), attendant at one of the Atlantic Refining Company garages. She was formerly a clerk in the payroll department of the Curtis Publishing Company." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bumper to Bumper: 1942

Bumper to Bumper: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park." With a dress code. Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Car Shack: 1939

The Car Shack: 1939

July 1939. "Activity around station master's shack. Streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Cloud Mountain: 1943

Cloud Mountain: 1943

March 1943. "Coming out of the mountains on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Vaughn and Belen, New Mexico, into the Rio Grande River Valley. In the distance is a quarry on the mountainside where the railroad gets its rock for ballast." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

A Room With a View: 1942

A Room With a View: 1942

November 1942. "Babies' Hospital, New York. The welfare of this young patient, suffering from burns, is aided by having his bed placed near a window where he can watch the boats pass by. Nurses learn the importance of ministering the comforts of their patients in promoting recovery." Photo by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Beautiful Utica: 1905

Beautiful Utica: 1905

Circa 1905. "Lower Genesee Street -- Utica, New York." Note the streetcar switch tower. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Tailgate Gourmet: 1960

Tailgate Gourmet: 1960

Fall 1960. A Kodachrome by our old friend Arthur Rothstein, taken for the Look magazine assignment "Tailgate Gourmets." "Food for tailgate picnics displayed in the backs of station wagons, including a Ford Country Squire, a Dodge Lancer, and a Pontiac Bonneville Safari parked in a football stadium. Also images of a couple wearing raccoon coats standing next to their Dodge Lancer." View full size.

 

Abby the Cabby: 1942

Abby the Cabby: 1942

November 1942. Salt Lake City, Utah. "Training women to operate buses and taxicabs." Lesson 1: Position pencil over ear. Tip cap at jaunty angle. Crack gum. Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Apocalypse Monday: 1924

Apocalypse Monday: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Ford Motor Co. -- Manhattan Laundry trucks." Emblazoned with the ominous slogan WASH DAY DOOMED. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

G.I. Joey: 1942

G.I. Joey: 1942

September 10, 1942, somewhere in Australia. "American soldier at advanced allied base with his pet kangaroo." Photo by John Earl McNeil. View full size.

 

Tower of Landin'

Tower of Landin'

Circa 1962. "Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Control tower interior." Note the "mobile lounge" near the jet. Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

The Old Club: 1910

The Old Club: 1910

Circa 1910. "Bathing at the Old Club, St. Clair Flats, Michigan." With a rowboat in the water and a showboat in midair. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

American Girl: 1949

American Girl: 1949

1949. "The mid-century look is now the American look. Photographs show people who personify the 'American look.' Nineteen-year-old fashion model Ann Klem is shown at work and at leisure. Includes Klem (seated) with another woman at a photographer's studio." From photos by Stanley Kubrick and Janet Mevi for the Look magazine assignment "American Look." View full size.

 

The Baby Box: 1942

The Baby Box: 1942

November 1942. "Babies' Hospital, New York. Care of prematurely born babies is one of the most complicated procedures which must be learned by the student nurse. Feeding, bathing and diaper changing are carried on inside the incubator, in which temperature, humidity and oxygen must be carefully regulated. The oxygen tank can be seen in the background." Photo by Fritz Henle. View full size.

 
 
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