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I at First: 1901

I at First: 1901

Washington, D.C., 1901. "Elevated view looking southeast from Randall Elementary School -- I Street at First Street S.W." Note the gas holder, or gasometer, at right; and black bunting or mourning crepe under the rowhouse windows, possibly in the aftermath of President McKinley's assassination. 8x10 glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

Infrastructure Day: 1936

Infrastructure Day: 1936

March 19, 1936. Washington, D.C. "Excavation work near the Washington Monument." 4x5 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Delaware Avenue: 1901

Delaware Avenue: 1901

Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "An elevated view of Delaware Avenue S.W. between H & G streets from the Randall School." Large structure on the horizon is the Pension Office, now the National Building Museum. 8x10 glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

Cookie Monster: 1956

Cookie Monster: 1956

Los Angeles circa 1956. "Creamiest filling of all ... OREO Creme Sandwich." No. 5 in a series of billboard photos from the files of Pacific Outdoor Advertising. View full size.

Cloris Leachman: 1926-2021

Cloris Leachman: 1926-2021

April 1954. New York. "Actress Cloris Leachman (seen earlier here, here and here) at home with husband George Englund." Photo by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

Cloris Leachman, Oscar Winner
And TV Comedy Star, Is Dead at 94

        Cloris Leachman, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a neglected housewife in the stark drama “The Last Picture Show” but who was probably best known for getting laughs, notably in three Mel Brooks movies and on television comedies like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Malcolm in the Middle,” died on Wednesday at her home in Encinitas, Calif. She was 94. -- New York Times

Vicksburg: 1936

Vicksburg: 1936

March 1936. "Negro houses. Vicksburg, Mississippi." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Earth Movers: 1901

Earth Movers: 1901

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1901. "Group of laborers on railcar digging through dirt pile along track bed." 6x8 inch glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

Lodge Parking: 1961

Lodge Parking: 1961

The latest from hot-rodder-photographer-skier Don Cox is this 35mm Kodachrome dated February 1961, starring yet another Lincoln Capri. View full size.

 

Ski Nomad: 1959

Ski Nomad: 1959

From a ski lodge somewhere in the West comes this Kodachrome dated February 1959, showing Coors-carrying sportsman-photographer Don Cox next to a rack of "skii s" and a very chill Chevy wagon. KAG-922, where are you? View full size.

 

Hank Aaron: 1934-2021

Hank Aaron: 1934-2021

September 8, 1955. "Hank Aaron standing in front of his locker with misspelled name in the Milwaukee Braves locker room." Photo by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

Hank Aaron, Home Run King
Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86

        Hank Aaron, who faced down racism as he eclipsed Babe Ruth as baseball’s home run king, hitting 755 homers and holding the most celebrated record in sports for more than 30 years, died today in Atlanta. He was 86. -- New York Times

La Fétra's Hotel: 1901

La Fétra's Hotel: 1901

    Hotel owned by Sarah Doan La Fetra -- temperance worker, suffragist, vegetarian.

Washington, D.C., 1901. "View of G Street N.W., north side, looking west from 11th Street, showing La Fétra's Hotel on the corner." 5x7 glass negative, D.C. Street Survey. View full size.

 

The Pabst Building: 1901

The Pabst Building: 1901

Circa 1901. "Pabst Building, Milwaukee." The yeasty architectural confection seen earlier here and here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Inaugural Parade: 1921

Inaugural Parade: 1921

March 4, 1921. "Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding (obscured), Philander Knox and Joseph Cannon on Pennsylvania Avenue en route to Harding inauguration." Passing the National Radio School and Washington Post buildings. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Inauguration: 1921

The Inauguration: 1921

"Inauguration. March 4, 1921. Crowds at U.S. Capitol." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cold Stop: 1961

Cold Stop: 1961

The car: 1956 Lincoln Capri coupe. The slide: 35mm Kodachrome dated February 1961. The place: 31 miles from Reno. The photographer: Don Cox. View full size.

 
 
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