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City Hall: 1907

City Hall: 1907

Lansing, Michigan, circa 1907. "City Hall." Where the time is I:XLIII, or XVII minutes to II. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Grand Hotels: 1908

Grand Hotels: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Murray Hill and Belmont Hotels, Park Avenue." The old Grand Central Station in the distance. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

42nd at Park: 1906

42nd at Park: 1906

New York circa 1906. "42nd Street at Park Avenue, looking west." With the Hotel Belmont at left, Grand Central Station at right, the Hotel Manhattan center stage and New York Times building in the distance. A tableau last glimpsed here. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Fifth at 42nd: 1910

Fifth at 42nd: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Traffic at Fifth Avenue and Forty-second Street." A vista last glimpsed here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

42nd Street: 1949

42nd Street: 1949

New York, 1949. West 42nd Street in Manhattan just off Times Square. 35mm Kodachrome contributed by a Shorpy member who found it at a yard sale. View full size.

 

Dynaflow Diplomacy: 1949

Dynaflow Diplomacy: 1949

Circa 1949. "United Nations, Lake Success, New York." The organization's temporary headquarters at the Sperry Gyroscope industrial park on Long Island, along with its fleet of black Buick Super sedans. 35mm Kodachrome transparency. View full size.

 

West Side Stories: 1906

West Side Stories: 1906

The Upper West Side circa 1906. "New York, N.Y. -- Broadway, north from 70th Street." With a view of the 72nd Street subway station, flanked by the Ansonia Hotel at left and Dorilton apartment house on the right. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Furniture City: 1908

Furniture City: 1908

Grand Rapids, Michigan, circa 1908. "Phoenix Furniture Co., Fulton and Summer Sts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Martyrs & Heroes: 1905

Martyrs & Heroes: 1905
ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN IN HONOR OF
THE MARTYRS WHO FELL AND THE HEROES WHO FOUGHT
IN DEFENCE OF LIBERTY AND UNION

Detroit circa 1905. "Campus Martius -- Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument and Detroit Opera House." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Vern & Mike: 1955

Vern & Mike: 1955

"Vern & Mike 1955 Worthington" is all it says here. Whatever you boys are doing, stop it this instant! Blurry 35mm Kodachrome probably taken by Mom or Dad. View full size.

House Bountiful: 1956

House Bountiful: 1956

"Easter 1956." Mike and Barbara at their home in Menomonie with the grandparents, amid a polychrome plenitude of knickknacks and tchotchkes. View full size.

Home Haircut: 195X

Home Haircut: 195X

From somewhere in Wisconsin, sometime in the 1950s, comes this Kodachrome slide of a guy getting his hair cut. Tragically, this was before the invention of the Internet and social media, so no one aside from his family, friends, or other people in the room was able to "like" the results or comment thereon. But now that we can, we will not be denied. View full size.

Home of the Brave: 1942

Home of the Brave: 1942

July 1942. "Rupert, Idaho. Former CCC camp now under FSA management. Japanese-Americans taking down their flag in the evening." Internees at the Minidoka War Relocation Center. Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Summer Interned: 1942

Summer Interned: 1942

July 1942. "Rupert, Idaho. A Japanese-American farm worker at former CCC camp now under FSA management" -- the Minidoka War Relocation Center, last seen here. Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Not So Private Idaho: 1942

Not So Private Idaho: 1942

July 1942. "Rupert, Idaho. Japanese-American farm workers at an FSA camp formerly used by CCC boys (Civilian Conservation Corps). Barracks, sanitary facilities, laundry, clinic, etc." Euphemistically known at the time as the Minidoka War Relocation Center. Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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