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St. Augustine Light: 1936

St. Augustine Light: 1936

Circa 1936. "Lighthouse on Anastasia Island, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Bustling Springfield: 1908

Bustling Springfield: 1908

Springfield, Mass., circa 1908. "Railroad arch on Main Street." Seen here a couple months ago from another vantage. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Capitol Kid: 1942

Capitol Kid: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "A young boy who lives near the nation's Capitol." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Lonely Alley: 1923

The Lonely Alley: 1923

Another 1923 view of back-alley Washington, D.C., from an unlabeled Harris & Ewing plate. Who goes there, aside from the birds? View full size.

 

Ghosts of State Street: 1908

Ghosts of State Street: 1908

Circa 1908. "State Street -- Springfield, Massachusetts." The long-departed denizens of this leafy enclave can be seen going about their blurry business with ectoplasmic flair in this exposure lasting perhaps two or three seconds. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Waterbirds of Washington: 1942

Waterbirds of Washington: 1942

June 1942. "Sunbathers in East Potomac Park on Sunday." The White-Breasted Knee-Knocker appears at the first sign of warm weather. Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Danger City: 1942

Danger City: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Young boy standing in the doorway of his home on Seaton Road in the Northwest section. His leg was cut off by a streetcar while he was playing in the street." Photo by Gordon Parks. View full size.

 

Redwater in Washington: 1917

Redwater in Washington: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Indians: Redwater and group." My headdress was at the cleaners. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Candy Man: 1937

The Candy Man: 1937

August 1937. "Street in Manchester, New Hampshire." The Merchants of Manchester. Medium-format nitrate negative by Edwin Locke. View full size.

 

Billie Burke: 1918

Billie Burke: 1918

Washington, D.C., native Billie Burke in her hometown circa 1918. Some 20 years later she would attain pop-culture immortality as Glinda the Good Witch in "The Wizard of Oz." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Enjoying a Stroh's: 1935

Enjoying a Stroh's: 1935

Circa 1935 family portrait by my grandfather Howard McGraw, a photographer for the Detroit News for almost 40 years, of his brother and a thirsty young nephew. Scanned from a 4x5 negative. View full size.

Ponce de Leon Hotel: 1897

Ponce de Leon Hotel: 1897

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1897. "Ponce de Leon Hotel -- Front view and entrance." Railroad magnate Henry Flagler's coquina confection is known today as Flagler College. 5x8 glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Team Players: 1937

Team Players: 1937

Sept. 11, 1937. Washington, D.C. "George Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, talks it over with some of his players, left to right: Wayne Millner, tackle, end; Charlie Malone, end; Vic Carroll, tackle; George Marshall and Bill Young, tackle; Ed Michaels, guard; Jim Garber, tackle." View full size.

 

Page Turner: 1922

Page Turner: 1922

New York circa 1922. A label transcribed as "Farraham" semi-identifies this enigmatic lady, last seen here. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

The Young Man and the Shoe: 1933

The Young Man and the Shoe: 1933

November 1933. "Family group of Fletcher Carden, Route 1, Andersonville, Tennessee. A night-watchman at the Norris Dam bunkhouses. His home is on the townsite of Norris and will be moved. Carden has 12 children. He is shown here repairing shoes at the fireside." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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