Pictures, drawings, paintings
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.
Washington, D.C., circa 1920. “People’s Drug Store, 15th Street & New York Avenue N.W.” National Photo Company glass negative.
January 1943. “Freight operations on the Indiana Harbor Belt railroad between Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. At 8:45 p.m. the train arrives at its destination.” Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.
1963. “George Jenkins, founder of the Publix supermarket chain, with his family at their home in Lakeland, Florida.” 35mm negative by Marvin Newman for the Look magazine assignment “George Pleasures Them With Groceries.”
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.