Pictures, drawings, paintings
February 1943. “Daytona Beach, Florida, street scene.” Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information; Photobomb by Humphrey Bogart.
Detroit circa 1899. “Detroit N.E. from Chamber of Commerce.” The elevated vantage affords an excellent view of at least a dozen of the city’s celebrated “moonlight tower” carbon arc lamps — giant electric fixtures 165 feet tall, each illuminating several blocks. 8×10 inch glass negative.
San Francisco. “Maxwell – 1919” is all it says here. Perhaps these gents are in scale sales. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.
1963. “George Jenkins, founder of the Publix supermarket chain, at store in Lakeland, Florida.” 35mm negative by Marvin Newman for the Look magazine assignment “George Pleasures Them With Groceries.”
If you can’t handle me at my worst then you probably can’t handle me at my best either. My best is just me at my worst with lipstick and brushed hair.
A police recruit was asked during the exam,
“What would you do if you had to arrest your
Then He answered, “Call for backup.”
I have so many problems that if a new one comes along today,it will be at least two weeks before I can worry about it.
1865. “Earthwork fortifications and bomb-proofs in front of Petersburg, Va.” Wet plate glass negative, Civil War collection, Library of Congress.
July 11, 1923. “Montrose play grounds (girls with dolls).” By now presumably all safely back in their toy boxes. National Photo glass negative.
May 1943. “Clinton, Iowa. Women wipers of the Chicago & North Western cleaning one of the giant freight locomotives.” Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.
January 1943. “Freight operations on the Indiana Harbor Belt railroad between Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. Getting his waybills, Conductor Cunningham telephones his yardmaster with the number of cars he has to handle and where the delivery is to be made.” Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.