Pictures, drawings, paintings
1918. Washington, D.C. “Walter Reed Hospital scenes.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
June 27, 1929. “President and Mrs. Hoover greeting their guests at White House reception for veterans.” National Photo Company glass negative.
“Notice no color barriers!”
Indianapolis circa 1904. “Columbia Club on Monument Circle.” Built out to the lot line. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.
October 12, 1953. “Becton Dickinson & Co., East Rutherford, New Jersey. Interior from entrance to rear reception room. Fellheimer & Wagner, architect.” Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner.
My brother’s Marin Catholic High School classmates all decked out for their 1955 Senior Prom. He took this Ektachrome slide in the Larkspur, California, home of the second girl from the right. 1950s accouterments include a table model TV set, spectacular lamp shade and those interesting light bulbs, a variety we also had in our own home a couple blocks away.
Cincinnati circa 1900. “Fourth Street looking east from Race.” Compare and contrast with this view from a decade later. 8×10 glass negative.
Cincinnati circa 1900. “Lafayette and Franklin Banks and Masonic Temple, Third Street.” 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.
August 10, 1922. ” ‘Jumbino,’ the favorite elephant at the National Zoo, has his daily bath and scrubbing. Keeper Charlie Louis getting in the preliminaries with his wire broom before using the hose.” 4×5 inch glass negative.
May 15, 1937. “Mrs. Roosevelt feeds ‘Queenie,” official mascot of the Democratic Party, a lump of sugar at the luncheon and garden party given by the Woman’s National Democratic Club at Woodlawn, home of the Secretary of War and Mrs. Harry N. Woodring near Mount Vernon. Queenie was a presented by an admirer to Postmaster General Farley last winter.” 4×5 inch glass negative.
December 27, 1922. Washington, D.C. “Cooks with turkey, pies, and apples on platters.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
San Francisco circa 1926. “Nash Special Six rumble seat roadster at Phelan mansion.” 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.
Washington, D.C., circa 1940. “U.S. Capitol exteriors. Dome of Capitol through trees at night.” 8×10 acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak.
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Circa 1900. “The beach at Old Orchard, Maine — Ocean Pier and Hotel Velvet.” Which, following the curiously inevitable destiny of beach resorts surrounded by ashtray-grade sand and literal oceans of water, “burned like oil” in the Great Fire of 1907. 8×10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.
Chicago circa 1907. “Illinois Central Railway station.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative by Hans Behm for Detroit Publishing Co.
The Pacific Northwest circa 1918. “Kissel Military Highway Scout Kar, America’s first camouflaged automobile,” seen earlier here, here and here. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.
May 1940. Southington, Connecticut. “Schoolgirl studying.” Medium format negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information.
March 26, 1954. “Becton Dickinson & Co., Rutherford, New Jersey. Glass wall.” Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner.
April 4, 1932. “New York city views. Lower Manhattan from foot of Brooklyn Bridge.” Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner.