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Detroit Edison: 1910

Circa 1910. "Edison Electric plant (Detroit Edison Company), Detroit, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Circa 1910. "Edison Electric plant (Detroit Edison Company), Detroit, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Betty Bared: 1930

New York, 1930. "Margolies, Betty, Miss, profile view." Somewhere in Lower Manhattan: her neckline. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

New York, 1930. "Margolies, Betty, Miss, profile view." Somewhere in Lower Manhattan: her neckline. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Lands End: 1925

1925. "Overland at Lands End and Lincoln Park golf course." Latest entry in the Shorpy Showcase of Extinct Automobiles. 6½x8½ glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

1925. "Overland at Lands End and Lincoln Park golf course." Latest entry in the Shorpy Showcase of Extinct Automobiles. 6½x8½ glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

 

Senate Hopefuls: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. "Congressional pages -- Senate basketball." Looking forward to Tuesday's big game. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

Washington, D.C., 1927. "Congressional pages -- Senate basketball." Looking forward to Tuesday's big game. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Ruinas el Carmen: 1915

&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Seventeenth-century church remodeled by a series of earthquakes into picturesque ruination.
Circa 1915. "Travel views of Guatemala. View from northeast of Iglesia el Carmen, Antigua." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

        Seventeenth-century church remodeled by a series of earthquakes into picturesque ruination.

Circa 1915. "Travel views of Guatemala. View from northeast of Iglesia el Carmen, Antigua." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Coal to the Curb: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- A.P. Woodson Co. coal truck." And now for the hard part. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- A.P. Woodson Co. coal truck." And now for the hard part. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Caboose Selfie: 1905

Circa 1905. "Lake Shore caboose." Yet another negative we bought years ago for 99 cents from someone in Ohio. We may not know the name of the photographer, but we know what he looks like. 3¼ x 5½ inch glass plate. View full size.

Circa 1905. "Lake Shore caboose." Yet another negative we bought years ago for 99 cents from someone in Ohio. We may not know the name of the photographer, but we know what he looks like. 3¼ x 5½ inch glass plate. View full size.

 

Spar Deck Swabbies: 1898

Circa 1898. "League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia. U.S.S. Brooklyn spar deck." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Circa 1898. "League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia. U.S.S. Brooklyn spar deck." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Trailblazers: 1917

The Bay Area circa 1917. "Jordan touring car." Our second look at this intrepid couple, motoring along a freshly plowed highway in their "Seven-Passenger Luxury Car." From the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana. View full size.

The Bay Area circa 1917. "Jordan touring car." Our second look at this intrepid couple, motoring along a freshly plowed highway in their "Seven-Passenger Luxury Car." From the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana. View full size.

 

Pumpkin-Hound: 1923

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1923. "Getting ready for Halloween, and it's nobody's business where he got the pumpkin." Jack-o-lantern carving in the field with a boy and his dog. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1923. "Getting ready for Halloween, and it's nobody's business where he got the pumpkin." Jack-o-lantern carving in the field with a boy and his dog. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Seven Skulls: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "NO CAPTION (man with skull display)." Friends of the family, no doubt. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "NO CAPTION (man with skull display)." Friends of the family, no doubt. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Candid Kitchen: 1910

From around 1910 comes this glass plate that Shorpy got years ago on eBay. Two people just minding their business who find themselves staring into the ravenous maw of the Internet. Names, location, photographer unknown. View full size.

From around 1910 comes this glass plate that Shorpy got years ago on eBay. Two people just minding their business who find themselves staring into the ravenous maw of the Internet. Names, location, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Parlor Musicale: 1905

From around 1905 comes this grimy 5x7 glass negative that Shorpy bought years ago but never got around to scanning till today. On the piano: That old toe-tapper "Roosevelt's Grand March." Photographer mercifully unknown. View full size.

From around 1905 comes this grimy 5x7 glass negative that Shorpy bought years ago but never got around to scanning till today. On the piano: That old toe-tapper "Roosevelt's Grand March." Photographer mercifully unknown. View full size.

 

Inside Information: 1954

&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; So how does the account exec know what the prices are?
1954. "Merrill Lynch account executive chalks up current stock prices on quotation board in firm's new mobile office." One of the earlier mobile apps. View full size.

        So how does the account exec know what the prices are?

1954. "Merrill Lynch account executive chalks up current stock prices on quotation board in firm's new mobile office." One of the earlier mobile apps. View full size.

 

Bathing Beauty Parade: 1927

"Long Beach, California, Bathing Beauty Parade -- 1927." Panorama by Weaver, Los Angeles, rearranged into two tiers of Jazz Age pulchritude. View full size.

"Long Beach, California, Bathing Beauty Parade -- 1927." Panorama by Weaver, Los Angeles, rearranged into two tiers of Jazz Age pulchritude. View full size.

 
 
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