Pictures, drawings, paintings
San Francisco, 1927. “Stutz Vertical Eight with Safety Chassis.” The so-called “Safety Stutz” featured four-wheel hydraulic brakes and wire-reinforced, supposedly shatterproof glass — just the thing for cruising in the rain on bald tires. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.
November 12, 1920. Washington, D.C. “14 PERSONS INJURED IN CRASH OF 3 CARS: Wreck at 9th and F Streets When Brakes Fail to Work Endangers Many Others. POLICEMEN LEAP TO SAFETY. More Than 2,000 Citizens Delayed an Hour in Getting Home … ” Harris & Ewing glass negative.
It’s 1942 and we’re back in San Francisco for another look at one of the many fine establishments made even finer by the installation of Buckley Music System’s “Music Box.” The eatery is Andy Wong’s “Fair Famous” Mission Trails Restaurant, Harvey Lum, manager, at 500 Sutter Street. Close your eyes and you can practically hear Padre tolling the mission bell while the brothers pound out their tortillas. 8×10 inch acetate negative, photographer unknown.
The following are courtesy of Rick Kaiser, Artist, etc.
RickKaiser Another good photography day here on Water St. In downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin with this stellar green 1929 Lincoln. Unfreakingbelievable. — at Water Street.
May 1921. Washington, D.C. “Charles Seeger, a composer, is a brother of Alan Seeger, the war poet. His wife is a distinguished violinist.” And their baby boy will grow up to be folk legend Pete Seeger. 5×7 inch glass negative.
Ethnomusicologist Charles Seeger, seated in automobile, with family, standing, L-R: wife Constance Seeger, concert violinist, holding son Pete (1919-2014), and sons John and Charles. The family is ready to leave Washington, D.C., for their 1921 “trailer trip” musical expedition to bring classical music to rural areas.
1937. “Tavern, Calhoun Street, Charleston, South Carolina.” 8×10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
Circa 1905. “Waterworks and Niagara River, Buffalo, N.Y.” Panorama made from three 8×10 inch glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Company.
January 25, 1955. “Becton Dickinson, Rutherford, New Jersey. Mr. Becton’s office. Fellheimer & Wagner, client.” Gottscho-Schleisner photo.
Washington, D.C. “Girls at Potomac Tidal Basin bathing beach pavilion, 5/28/23.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
August 1923. Washington, D.C. “Dump story.” The past is a bucket of ashes. Or a pail of water. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
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Washington, D.C. “Billy Denham, 9/5/22.” Competitive cyclist both motor- and bi-. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C. “Roxie Stinson, figure in Teapot Dome scandal, has her fortune told, 3/27/24.” National Photo Company glass negative.
“Roxie Stinson, divorced former wife of the late Jess Smith, right-hand man to Attorney General Frank Daugherty, broke open the Teapot Dome investigations with sensational testimony of graft, bribes from bootleggers, and a crooked $33 million dollar oil deal.”
San Francisco circa 1927. “Graham Bros. truck with stake bed body.” 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.