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Private Alley: 1942

Private Alley: 1942

April 1942. Chicago. "Negro businessmen and women. On his way to play at an afternoon show, bandleader 'Red' Saunders stops to say goodbye to his wife." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Boys of Autumn: 1900

The Boys of Autumn: 1900

New Jersey circa 1900. "View near Basking Ridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Broughton From Bull: 1907

Broughton From Bull: 1907

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1907. "Broughton Street from Bull." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bank of Bisbee: 1940

Bank of Bisbee: 1940

        The Bank of Bisbee had a starring role in "Violent Saturday," a 1955 film noir shot on location with Bisbee recast as "Bradenville," and Ernest Borgnine somewhat improbably playing an Amish farmer whose family is held hostage by bank robbers.

May 1940. "Bank in copper mining center of Bisbee, Arizona." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Fifth Avenue Hotel: 1901

Fifth Avenue Hotel: 1901

New York circa 1901. "Fifth Avenue Hotel, southwest corner of Madison Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Fouquet House: 1904

Fouquet House: 1904

1904. "Fouquet House and Delaware & Hudson R.R. station, Plattsburgh, N.Y." Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

Hollywood and Vine: 1963

Hollywood and Vine: 1963

The historic Capitol Records Tower and Equitable Building dominate my slide from August 1963. But we're more interested in the Checker cab, the weird streetlight, the fallout shelter sign, the men in suits, the women in hats carrying purses and the Via Vigna Inn, aren't we? Less interesting: bizarre color issues courtesy Montgomery Ward-branded film. View full size.

Among the Eucalypti: 1926

Among the Eucalypti: 1926

San Francisco, 1926. "Rickenbacker coupe." Today's selection from the Shorpy Archive of Arboreal Autos. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Aquatic Park: 1966

Aquatic Park: 1966

For a change, here are some cars in San Francisco that aren't 90 to 100 years old. My favorite part, though, is the family photo op in progress over on the left, which I just now noticed. I was in Ghirardelli Square when I took this Kodachrome slide in summer 1966. View full size.

Sunnyside Mill: 1940

Sunnyside Mill: 1940

September 1940. Eureka, Colorado. "The Sunnyside mill, now abandoned. There is still gold ore here but the best has been taken out and now the lower grades which are expensive to process do not attract the mine and mill operators." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Utopian Picnic: 1936

Utopian Picnic: 1936

July 1936. "Hillhouse, Mississippi. Girls with food for Fourth of July celebration at Delta Cooperative Farm settled by evicted sharecroppers from Arkansas, organized in 1935 by Sherwood Eddy, a New York writer and reformer." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Beer Belle: 1939

Beer Belle: 1939

June 1939. "Dudes at bar. Birney, Montana." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Laundry Legs: 1940

Laundry Legs: 1940

September 1940. "Old house in Silverton, Colorado. This was the type of house built by mine and mill operators in the early mining days and indicates that the owners felt that the mining operations would be of a permanent nature." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tower of Cat: 1973

Tower of Cat: 1973

Did you know that cats like to be inside things? Oh, OK. But nobody at our place expected this. Seen here, the top of the windmill has been stored away for either safe-keeping or the approaching winter; a wind-driven wheel animated a farmer chopping wood. I forget how, why or possibly from whom we got it, but almost immediately upon installation Kitty crawled into it and forever after it led her top ten list of favorite places in our Larkspur, California yard. I shot this in fall 1973 on glorious Kodachrome. Sharp-eyed folk will note it's partly double-exposed. View full size.

Rio Grande: 1940

Rio Grande: 1940

September 1940. "Railroad yards. Durango, Colorado." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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