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The Shape of Things to Come: 1912

The Shape of Things to Come: 1912

August 31, 1912. "Dime Savings Bank and Detroit City Hall." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

RMS Lusitania: 1908

RMS Lusitania: 1908

The Hudson River circa 1908. "RMS Lusitania passing Hoboken piers." The doomed Cunard ocean liner would be torpedoed by a German submarine in 1915 with a loss of 1,198 lives. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Safe: 1924

Safe: 1924

February 25, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Miss Ann O'Connell." Evidently not one to run (or drive) with the fast crowd. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

The Motor City: 1917

The Motor City: 1917

Detroit circa 1917. "Looking up Woodward Avenue." A bustling vista last glimpsed here. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Something Wicker: 1912

Something Wicker: 1912

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. "Pringle Furniture Co. -- chairs." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Teeming Buffalo: 1905

Teeming Buffalo: 1905

Circa 1905. "Buffalo, New York, Main Street." A bird's-eye view of Buffalo. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bill Mack: 1908

Bill Mack: 1908

Buffalo, New York, circa 1908. "Unloading ore from Hulett machine." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

48-Star Salute: 1950s

48-Star Salute: 1950s

Bill Bliss and friend playing on the roof in the mid-1950s in Southern California. I don't know for sure if this was actually taken on the Fourth of July but it's patriotic nonetheless. View full size.

Rooms With a View: 1912

Rooms With a View: 1912

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. "Hotel Pontchartrain, Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument." Along with the Flatiron building in New York, "The Pontch" was one of Detroit Publishing's favorite architectural subjects. View full size.

 

Steeplechase Park (Colorized): 1903

Steeplechase Park (Colorized): 1903

My fifth colorized image, but instead of Atlantic City, this time it's Steeplechase Park at Coney Island. Around thirty hours of work went into this one; I swear I still can't predict with any degree of certainty how long any particular picture might take. "Longer than you expect" is probably a good rule of thumb.

The original is here. The dimensions are different, as I've cropped it to serve as computer wallpaper.

I'm pretty sure the colors on the American flag are more or less correct. And the skin tones are probably reasonably close. The boardwalk probably really was brown and the sky probably really was blue. The other colors are sourced purely from my imagination. View full size.

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.

 
 
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