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Great Bales of Fiber: 1905

Great Bales of Fiber: 1905

Alabama circa 1905. "The cotton docks at Mobile." Big bales of bolls. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Frosty the Mailman: 1922

Frosty the Mailman: 1922

        Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

January 1922. Washington, D.C. "Snow scenes after blizzard." When the mailbox is also an icebox. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Red Scarer: 1953

Red Scarer: 1953

April 1953. Washington, D.C. "Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin." Kodachrome by Frank Bauman for the Look magazine assignment "Joe McCarthy: The Man With the Power." Not to mention what looks like a pepper mill. View full size.

 

Chez Windex: 1939

Chez Windex: 1939

June 12, 1939. "New York World's Fair, House of Glass No. 4. Combination bedroom and sleeping porch. Landefeld & Hatch, architect." Also known as the House of Bloody Noses. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

State and 44th: 1941

State and 44th: 1941

April 1941. "Street scene, South Side Chicago." 35mm nitrate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Granny's House: 1939

Granny's House: 1939

1939. "Purnell House, Jeff Davis Street, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Porch with colonnettes." Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Old Union: 1937

Old Union: 1937

January 1937. "Man who works in the packinghouse at Deerfield, Florida." Our second visit to this pop stand. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration View full size.

 

Monroe Park: 1910

Monroe Park: 1910

Mobile, Alabama, circa 1910. "A pretty bit of Monroe Park -- bandstand and yacht club pier." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Shorpy Higginbotham: 1910

Shorpy Higginbotham: 1910

        On Shorpy.com's seventh birthday, a look back at our namesake, the teenage mine greaser Shorpy Higginbotham, shown here in 1910 at age 14. His life was cut short by a mine accident in 1928, when he was crushed by a rock.

December 1910. Jefferson County, Alabama. "Shorpy Higginbotham, a 'greaser' on the tipple at Bessie Mine, of the Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Co. Said he was 14 years old, but it is doubtful. Carries two heavy pails of grease, and is often in danger of being run over by the coal cars." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

Joint Maneuvers: 1943

Joint Maneuvers: 1943

April 1943. Washington, D.C. "Slightly inebriated couple at the Sea Grill." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Farmer's Daughter: 1938

The Farmer's Daughter: 1938

Summer 1938. "Daughter of Virgil Thaxton, farmer, near Mechanicsburg, Ohio." Photo by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Clark's Corner: 1937

Clark's Corner: 1937

January 1937. Brevard County, Florida. "Roadstand near Cocoa." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Snow Bird: 1922

Snow Bird: 1922

February 1922. "Woman on sled being pulled by biplane in snow, with Washington Monument in background." Why not make the snow work with your commute, instead of against it? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Iced T: 1922

Iced T: 1922

Jan. 28, 1922. "Snow -- Washington, D.C." A frosty Ford Model T during the blizzard of 1922. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sid Caesar: 1922-2014

Sid Caesar: 1922-2014

Sid Caesar, Pioneer of Television Comedy, Is Dead at 91

        A list of Mr. Caesar’s writers over the years reads like a comedy all-star team -- Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart ... -- New York Times

New York, February 1952. "Your Show of Shows comedians Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca doing a skit about a couple watching 'The Continental'." From photos by Charlotte Brooks and Earl Theisen for the Look magazine assignment "Takeoff on 'The Continental'." View full size.

 
 
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