Pictures, drawings, paintings
August 2, 1899. “Sloop Columbia, steel mast carried away.” 8×10 inch glass negative by John S. Johnston, Detroit Photographic Company.
Circa 1906. “Fourth Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
San Francisco circa 1922. “Simplex, Public Library.” Wearing the monogram of one C.E.M. 5×7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin.
Paul took this from our driveway on August 16, 2016.
Is the tune running through your head?
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Southern Apartments, 123 G Street S.W. Formerly a Civil War barracks, stood near jail.” 8×10 glass negative.
Washington, D.C., 1919. “The Brighton, 2123 California Street.” Come play with us! 8×10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company.
Montgomery County, Maryland, 1925. “Fortune teller — Glen Echo Park Co.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Children’s Hospital.” (“Nurse, the doctor said they need I.V.’s”) National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
August 1927. Winchester, Virginia. “Boy on elephant.” View full size.
YOUNGSTERS APPLAUD EDUCATED ELEPHANT AT SHENANDOAH VALLEY FAIR
Tillie, the elephant who says “Papa” when her trainer speaks to her, was the hit of the afternoon. The talented pachyderm is one of a troupe of five performing elephants whose daily stunts will be one of the big features of this year’s fair in Winchester. According to Dan Noonan, her trainer, Tillie is more than 100 years old. Her act was received with great applause.
Visualize Killer Heels~
Or at least a sprained ankle.
August 27, 1927. “Raymond Ruddy, 15-year-old New York Athletic Club swimmer who won the race on the Potomac, with members of the victorious team — Lee, Fissler, Farley and Geibel — on Washington Canoe Club float at Chain Bridge.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
NEW YORK BOY, 15, IS WINNER OF THREE-MILE SWIM ON POTOMAC
Raymond Ruddy First in Test for President’s Cup
“His tapering legs and well-formed body apparently visualized the Greek athlete to all, as this comparison was general as he stood on the Washington Canoe Club float at the finish.”
— Washington Post
RAY RUDDY, OLYMPIC SWIM STAR, KILLED BY PLUNGE DOWN FLIGHT OF STAIRS
Raymond Ruddy, whose achievements as a swimmer and water-poloist caused him to be ranked among the outstanding athletes of the world, died at 7 o’clock last night at the age of 27 in Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center from the effects of a fall twenty-four hours earlier. The swimmer was about to leave the home of his aunt when his foot caught in the carpet of a stairway leading down from the second floor. He lost his balance and fell nearly the entire flight, striking his head against a radiator on the first floor.
August 1912. Roxbury, Mass. “Home work on tags. Home of Martin Gibbons, 268 Centre Street. James 11, years old; Helen, 9 years; and Mary, 6, work on tags. Helen said she could tie the most (5,000 a day at 30 cents). Mary does some but can do only 1,000 a day. They work nights a good deal. The night before, Helen and James worked until 11 p.m.” Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.
“Jewett touring car.” Somewhere in Northern California, sometime in 1922, and You Are There. Blocking traffic. 8×6 inch glass negative