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Fireproof Garage: 1920

Fireproof Garage: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Federal Auto Supply front, Penna. Ave. N.W." Fireproof, but not mold-proof. These Pennsylvania Avenue addresses (seen here in an earlier post) are long gone, but the Tschiffely Pharmacy lives on at three other locations. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Bunny Hunter: 1908

Bunny Hunter: 1908

December 1908. Dillon, South Carolina. "Charley Baxley. Has doffed 4 years at Dillon Mills. Gets 50 cents a day. Had been out hunting." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Hires Root Beer: 1904

Hires Root Beer: 1904

Philadelphia circa 1904. "Chestnut Street and post office." Plus signage promoting that "Fountain of Health," Hires Root Beer, and a theatrical production called Miss Bob White. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Clock Golf: 1905

Clock Golf: 1905

Miami circa 1905. "Clock golf at the Royal Palm Hotel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Skyline: 1901

Skyline: 1901

New York circa 1901. "Manhattan sky-line from North River," i.e. the Hudson River. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Explorers Club: 1909

Explorers Club: 1909

New York, September 4, 1909. "Crew of Peary arctic ship Roosevelt: First Mate Thomas Gushue (far left), Chief Engineer George A. Wardwell and the men." The Roosevelt sailed in the Hudson-Fulton celebration shortly after this portrait was made. 8x10 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Autumn Leaves: 1899

Autumn Leaves: 1899

Mount Clemens, Michigan, circa 1899. "Gratiot Avenue and Church Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bellevue-Stratford: 1905

Bellevue-Stratford: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel." As is often the case in these architectural views, the most interesting bits are at the periphery. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Titanic Orphans: 1912

Titanic Orphans: 1912

New York. April 22, 1912. "Titanic survivors." Brothers Michel ("Lolo") and Edmond Navratil, ages 4 and 2, whose father perished when the RMS Titanic sank 100 years ago today, and were known as the "Titanic orphans" until their mother was located in France. Our second look at these Titanic tots. Lolo, the last male survivor of the Titanic, died in 2001. Bain News Service photo. View full size.

 

Men's Doctor: 1938

Men's Doctor: 1938

May 1938. "Quack doctor -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Old Money: 1914

Old Money: 1914

Washington, D.C., 1914. "Treasury Department -- Ofc. of U.S. Treasury -- second step in destruction of paper money. Machine cutting bills in halves." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fountain House: 1899

Fountain House: 1899

Macomb County, Michigan, circa 1899. "Fountain House, Mount Clemens." Bath houses and mineral springs were the draw in this 19th-century spa town. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sex To-Day: 1920

Sex To-Day: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Crandall's Apollo Theatre." Now playing: Louise Glaum in "Sex." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

A Day at the Beach: 1908

A Day at the Beach: 1908

Circa 1908. "Atlantic City, N.J. -- the bathing hour." Nattily attired in a variety of suits. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Paging Rosie: 1942

Paging Rosie: 1942

October 1942. "Douglas Aircraft plant at Long Beach, California. An A-20 bomber being riveted by a woman worker." (With, yes, a power drill.) 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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