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Natatorium: 1938

Natatorium: 1938

British Mandate Palestine circa 1938. "Jerusalem Y.M.C.A. activities. Swimming pool on boys' day." Medium-format nitrate negative by the American Colony Photo Department/Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Detroit Publishing: The Sequel

Detroit Publishing: The Sequel

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1902. "Detroit Photographic Company, southeast view." Our second look at the home of the Photochrom-process postcard. View full size.

 

Wallflowers: 1910

Wallflowers: 1910

Circa 1910. "Hall with floral wallpaper, probably in a clubhouse, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Detroit Publishing: 1910

Detroit Publishing: 1910

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. "Detroit Publishing Company, east front." The mothership for much of the large-format photography seen here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Wash Ave: 1905

Wash Ave: 1905

Newport News, Virginia, circa 1905. "Washington Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bat Galim Babes: 1940

Bat Galim Babes: 1940

Haifa, British Mandate Palestine, circa 1940. "Swimming pool at the Casino, Bat Galim neighborhood." Medium-format acetate negative by the American Colony Photo Department/Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Slow Bridge: 1908

Slow Bridge: 1908

Circa 1908. "Arch bridge, Bellows Falls, Vermont." Note the $5 fine for speeders. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The North American: 1904

The North American: 1904

Philadelphia circa 1904. "The North American and Real Estate Trust buildings." Plus a glimpse of Philadelphia City Hall. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The Jackson Four: 1904

The Jackson Four: 1904

Circa 1904. "W.H. Jackson and family. William Henry Jackson with mother Harriet and probably daughter-in-law (wife of Clarence S. Jackson) and grandson Billy (b. 1902)." 11x14 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Solomon's Pools: 1940

Solomon's Pools: 1940

British Mandate Palestine circa 1940. "Solomon's Pools become a picnic & swimming resort. Watching bathers at the upper pool." Nitrate negative by the American Colony Photo Department/Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Mother and Me: 1955

Mother and Me: 1955

If this wasn't taken on Mother's Day, it sure should have been. At any rate, Mother allowed herself to be cajoled into a rare posed shot by my brother, who had his newly-acquired Lordox 35mm camera loaded with Ansco Color slide film. She did touch up her lipstick, I see, and even wears one of our garden flowers in her dress. Otherwise, we're both clad in everyday duds, including my cowboy-style belt. I've got my eye patch on to treat my amblyopia which, as we all know by now, was never rectified. I appear to be holding a piece of colored chalk, very plausible for the period. This is probably early in the year, so I'm still 8. In the background, struggling through the bank of succulents, is one of our century plants that I kept hoping would finally bloom one year; I'd have to wait until 1966.

Mother did not like having her picture taken. I was 2 before we were even together in one, and this is the first of only 5 in which we're by ourselves. But I was her youngest, and she never stopped introducing me to people, "And this is my baby ... " She left us in July 1999, just 2 weeks short of her 91st birthday.

Stuck Up: 1898

Stuck Up: 1898

June 23, 1898. Niagara Falls, New York. "A Hold Up. Pawnee Bill's Wild West Co." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Honeymooners: 1905

The Honeymooners: 1905

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1905. "They were on their honeymoon." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Portland, Maine: 1904

Portland, Maine: 1904

Portland, Maine, circa 1904. "Congress Square." 8x10 inch glass transparency (something of a novelty for this collection), Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Wanamaker's: 1906

Wanamaker's: 1906

New York circa 1906. "John Wanamaker store, Broadway and 10th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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