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Channel Surfing: 1956

Channel Surfing: 1956

Dad is waiting for the Westinghouse to warm up, and the channel selector is set at 7, WXYZ, Detroit. Other choices were 2, WJBK; 4, WWJ and 9, CKLW in Windsor, Ontario, where we lived. The console TV had doors that closed so that it looked like a piece of fine furniture. The TV was turned on for a show, and when that was over it was turned off. If you tuned in too early in the day all you got was the dreaded Test Pattern. A favourite back then was Detroit's own Soupy Sales. The antenna was up in the attic of our two-story home. View full size.

Boardwalk Empire (Colorized): 1910

Boardwalk Empire (Colorized): 1910

Atlantic City, N.J., circa 1910. "Boardwalk, Hotel Marlborough-Blenheim and Young's Million-Dollar Pier."

Dave posted this amazing black-and-white panorama in October. Someone in the comments section suggested that colorizing this photo would be a "Monumental Challenge." I couldn't resist giving it a try. View full size.

Smithfield Street: 1908

Smithfield Street: 1908

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1908. "Smithfield Street and the Post Office." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cotton at the Levee: 1910

Cotton at the Levee: 1910

Vicksburg, Mississippi, circa 1910. "Unloading cotton at the levee." Sternwheel packet boat Mary Miller on the right. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Broad Street: 1911

Broad Street: 1911

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1911. "Broad Street looking west." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Breake Farm: 1936

Breake Farm: 1936

Nash County, North Carolina, 1936. "Breake Farm, Taylor's Crossroads." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

A Little Game: 1897

A Little Game: 1897

Circa 1897 aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn. "Evening amusements. A little game." 8x10 glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

The Jersey Shore circa 1907. "Hotel Chalfonte and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." The 10-story Chalfonte was A.C.'s first "skyscraper" resort. View full size.

 

Old Soldiers: 1913

Old Soldiers: 1913

July 1913. "Gettysburg reunion: Veterans of the G.A.R. and of the Confederacy, at the Encampment." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Corner Store: 1921

Corner Store: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store, 7th and K." Seen here just a few days ago, as well as here and here and here. One-stop shopping for all your truss and hot-water-bottle needs. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Fountain Supplies: 1920

Fountain Supplies: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "A.E. Beitzell & Co. -- Autocar truck." Pneumatic up front, solid rubber in the back. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Machine Car: 1905

Machine Car: 1905

Circa 1905. "Machine car" is all it says on the jacket. It's a Howe. Can it do laundry? 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Friends Girls: 1920

Friends Girls: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Friends Select School basketball team." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Sterling Reputation: 1906

A Sterling Reputation: 1906

New York circa 1906. "Gorham Co. building, Fifth Avenue and 36th Street." New headquarters, designed by Stanford White, of the noted silver-making concern. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Towels of Abe: 1922

The Towels of Abe: 1922

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1922. "Abe Cohen." Our second photo so captioned. This time Abe's name can be seen on the equipment (more about him here). National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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