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A Square Meal for a Nickel: 1910

A Square Meal for a Nickel: 1910

5 cent restaurant in New York's Bowery circa 1910. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. What you get for your 5 cents at the People's Restaurant: Stew, Pork & Beans, Oatmeal & Milk. "All with bread & coffee."

 

Dam Workers: 1942

Dam Workers: 1942

June 1942. Workers on the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Dam hydro- electric project. View full size. 3.25 inch safety negative by Arthur Rothstein.

 

TVA: 1942

TVA: 1942

June 1942. Control Room of the TVA's Watts Bar Dam on the Tennessee River. View full size. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein.

 

Watts Bar: 1942

Watts Bar: 1942

"Watts Bar steam plant. Large opening leads to lobby which gives access to stairs, overlook balcony, and toilets. Lobby is separated from turbine hall by a similar glazed opening. A direct view can be had from outside toward impressive generators. Note hooded slits which take place of windows in boiler room. Design facilitates blackout." View full size. Circa 1942; photographer unknown.

 

Wilson Dam: 1942

Wilson Dam: 1942

June 1942. Excursion steamer Gordon C. Green of Cincinnati approaching the TVA's Wilson Dam in Alabama. View full size. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein.

 

East Dubuque: 1940

East Dubuque: 1940

April 1940. East Dubuque, Illinois. "Waiting for the train to Minneapolis." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Titanic Tots: 1912

Titanic Tots: 1912

April 22, 1912. New York. Lolo (Michel) and Edmond Navratil, survivors of the Titanic disaster whose father went down with the ship. View full size. Lolo, the last remaining male survivor of the Titanic, died in 2001. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Roxy Theatre: 1932

Roxy Theatre: 1932

Nov. 22, 1932. The Roxy Theatre on 49th Street. View full size. Photograph by Gottscho-Schleisner. 5x7 acetate negative, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection.

 

Blitzen Benz: 1911

Blitzen Benz: 1911

May 25, 1911. Bob Burman and his "Blitzen Benz," a month after setting a world speed record in the car. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Awful Sick: January 1, 1910

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Awful Sick: January 1, 1910

Published January 1, 1910. View full comic.

Irtysh and Tobol Rivers: 1912

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Irtysh and Tobol Rivers: 1912

The confluence of the Irtysh and Tobol rivers in the Russian Empire. Photograpy by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, 1912. View full size

Jumpin' Cats: 1927

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Jumpin' Cats: 1927

Bringing Up Father, by George McManus, January 1, 1927. View full comic.

Rodah Horton House: 1934

Rodah Horton House: 1934

Home built by Rodah Horton in 1843 on the Meridian Pike near Huntsville, Alabama. The Greek Revival portico was added around the time of the Civil War. View full size. 1934 photograph for the Historic American Buildings Survey.

 

Exchange Court: 1920

Exchange Court: 1920

New York, 1920. Exchange Court Building at 52 Broadway and Exchange Place. View full size. Photograph by Irving Underhill. Completed in 1898, the structure was rebuilt with additional floors and a modern facade in 1980-82.

 

Pre-WTC: 1908

Pre-WTC: 1908

New York, 1908. Hudson Terminal Buildings at 30-50 Church Street showing cemetery and construction of elevated railway. View full size. Irving Underhill photo. The complex was razed in 1971 to make way for 5 World Trade Center.

 
 
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