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The Portal: 1864

The Portal: 1864

May 1864. "North Anna River, Virginia. Pontoon bridge across North Anna below railroad bridge where a portion of the 2nd Corps under Gen. Hancock crossed, May 23d." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

Bottle Club: 1909

Bottle Club: 1909

November 1909. "Some of night shift waiting to go to work. Cumberland Glass Works, Bridgeton, New Jersey. One boy is 13 years old." And then we have the operator on the left. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Chelsea Morning: 1912

Chelsea Morning: 1912

New York circa 1912. "West Street (11th Avenue) north from 26th, view of Hudson River." As well as the Chelsea Piers and fluttering banner atop the Otis Elevator building. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Boo Koo Burgers: 1939

Boo Koo Burgers: 1939

February 1939. "Hamburger stand in Harlingen, Texas." Burgers 5 cents, chili a dime, breakfast two bits, the 7up is real. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Condition Red: 1941

Condition Red: 1941

December 1941. "Electronics technician, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, OWI. View full size.

 

A Quiet Night: 1977

A Quiet Night: 1977

Medford, Mass., circa 1977. Marion Street about 2 a.m. around the corner from my house. It was fall and the leaves were just turning over a Pinto wagon with fake wood paneling. I took this for a class at the New England School of Photography. The exposure was about a minute with a 4x5 view camera. The wind hardly moved. It was a truly beautiful timeless moment. View full size.

Big Box: 1905

Big Box: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "North American, Real Estate Trust, City Hall and Land Title Building." Over the years the North American building has lost its cornice but acquired a ruddy-looking suntan. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Fringe Festival: 1923

Fringe Festival: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Daniel Boone group." When I was a kid I had all their albums. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Top Gun: 1942

Top Gun: 1942

June 1942. "Crewman of an M-3 tank, Fort Knox, Kentucky." Or could it be Fort Dix? Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the OWI. View full size.

 

Served by the Soo: 1908

Served by the Soo: 1908

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, circa 1908. "Algonquin Tannery." Served by the Soo Line, as well as the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic. View full size.

 

Trouble and Typing Group: 1924

Trouble and Typing Group: 1924

November 24, 1924. "Bonus Bureau -- Personnel Records Division." Workers in an intriguingly named section of the government department responsible for keeping track of World War I veterans so they could get their "bonus money," a benefit they were supposed to redeem no earlier than 1945; their demands for early compensation led to the Bonus Army protests of 1932. View full size.

 

Peacock Beverages: 1922

Peacock Beverages: 1922

February 1922. Washington, D.C. "Food show -- Peacock exhibit -- Mrs. Julian E. Carabillo." Hollyhocks, peacocks and hens at the Retail Grocers Protective Association exposition at Washington Convention Hall. View full size.

 

Triple Feature: 1939

Triple Feature: 1939

February 1939. "Boys sitting at table in restaurant, Raymondville, Texas." While most web sites might be content to give you one picture of a lunch joint with a Fritos calendar and a deer, Shorpy gives you not one, or even two, but three. It's practically a damn movie. We do this because you deserve it, and so much more. Photos by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Drink Dr. Pepper: 1939

Drink Dr. Pepper: 1939

November 1939. Waco, Texas. "Proprietor of small store in market square." Pop bottles on the cooler: Woosies, Double Line and Double Cola. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Little Teapot: 1918

A Little Teapot: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "The Kitchen Clock." A dramatic endeavor whose players were last glimpsed here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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