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El fotógrafo serio: 1978

El fotógrafo serio: 1978

June 19, 1978. Apparently I hit the J.C. Penney men's department immediately before my trip to Spain. At any rate, here I am color-coordinated and looking inexplicably serious with my Nizo Super-8 movie camera at the parador Jarandilla de la Vera, Spain. My friend, who took this Koadachrome slide, and I paid ₧3676 for our one-night double, or about $48 then. Today, the same accommodations seem to be €166, or about $239. History does not record what Emperor Charles V paid when he stayed here in the 16th Century, nor what he watched on TV. No doubt he was better-dressed.

Now that I think about it, my expression may be the result of jet-lag; this was the day after we arrived. My friend and I tried to avoid it by gradually adjusting our sleep schedule to Europe time for a week or so before departure, staying up later and later each night watching old movies on TV and playing card and board games. It didn't really work. We did document it in a series of rather amusing photos, though. View full size.

Getting Their Picture Took: 1904

Getting Their Picture Took: 1904

Coney Island, New York, circa 1904. "Getting their picture took." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Keiths New Theatre: 1907

Keiths New Theatre: 1907

Philadelphia circa 1907. "Entrance to Keith's Theatre." When was the last time you patronized your local vaudeville house? 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Janes Candy: 1924

Janes Candy: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Janes' candy store, Ninth Street." Another moldy oldie from the vaults. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

The Best Medicine: 1923

The Best Medicine: 1923

May 1, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Children's Hospital circus." Who wants to fly out of a cannon? National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ruf-Dry: 1924

Ruf-Dry: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Palace Laundry (Elite Laundry)." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Wonder Women: 1919

Wonder Women: 1919

Washington, D.C. "War Risk Insurance gym team, 1919 -- girls." All we can say is: Watch out, boys. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Get Me Rewrite: 1920

Get Me Rewrite: 1920

Washington, D.C., January 1920. "Selznick Pictures." Interior view of the booking and exhibitor relations office seen here. Where the tidy desk belies an overflowing waste basket. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Open House: 1900

Open House: 1900

Circa 1900. "U.S.S. Oregon quarterdeck." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Swan Street, Buffalo: 1911

Swan Street, Buffalo: 1911

Buffalo, New York, circa 1911. "Swan Street." The motorcar gains a foothold where hooves once trod on Swan in Buffalo. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Dark Shadows: 1936

Dark Shadows: 1936

Greene County, Georgia, circa 1936. "Ruined house, Penfield vicinity." A close-up of the decaying manse seen earlier here. Tendril by creeping tendril, the vines stake their claim. 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Aiken's Landing: 1864

Aiken's Landing: 1864

November 1864. Aiken's Landing, Virginia. "Army of the James. Convalescent colored troops at Aiken's Landing. A.M. Aiken's house at right." View full size.

 

Grayhouse: 1910

Grayhouse: 1910

Pittsburgh circa 1910. "Phipps Conservatory, Schenley Park." Awaiting the touch of the colorist's brush. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Busy Corner: 1906

The Busy Corner: 1906

Detroit circa 1906. "Griswold Street at Fort." The comings and goings of a century ago, cross-sectioned and flash-frozen. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Sagamore Mill Boys: 1911

Sagamore Mill Boys: 1911

August 1911. Fall River, Mass. "Group containing the following boys who work in the Sagamore Manufacturing Co. Manuel Correira, 144 Cove Street, works in spinning room on top floor. Said, 'I only help mother.' He was apparently 13 or 14. Manuel Oliver, George Street, works in card room. Seems surely only 12 years old. Manuel Benevirdes, 30 Otto Street, works on top floor. Manuel Rage, 51 George Street, works in spinning room on fourth floor. John Oliver, 93 Slater Street, works in spinning room on third floor. Joseph Ariuda, 23 Shorr Street, works in spinning room on third floor." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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