Pictures, drawings, paintings
Looking to the right of the above photo with the NC Co. and the Post Office in the middle. (Falcon Joslin collection)
1st Ave then known as Front Street. The NC building would be just to the right in the photo out of view. Cushman street would be between the buildings
(Candace Waugaman collection)
Circa 1899. “Sidewheeler City of Alpena.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
The CITY OF ALPENA, launched from the Detroit Dry Dock Co. in Wyandotte in 1893, was one of several elegant paddlewheel steamboats operated by the Detroit & Cleveland Line out of Detroit. The line dated to 1849 and eventually included 10 large vessels, serving ports all over Lake Erie and Lake Huron. The impressive CITY OF ALPENA and sister ship CITY OF MACKINAC were 285 feet long and driven by 2,000-horsepower steam engines. They carried as many as 400 passengers along with significant cargoes of package freight, merchandise and foodstuffs. They provided a critical link to big cities like Toledo, Detroit and Saginaw in the years before completion of railroads and highways to the communities of booming Northeast Michigan. The CITY OF ALPENA was taken off the “Coast Line to Mackinac” in 1921 when the lumbering industry had moved to the West Coast and railroads connected most of the towns in the region. She operated afterward on Lake Michigan as the CITY OF SAUGATUCK, and ended up in the late 1930s as a barge, carrying pulpwood and later petroleum products. The once-proud ship was broken up for scrap in 1957.
— C. Patrick Labadie, Historian Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Oct. 12, 1953. “Becton Dickinson, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Reception room to entrance. Fellheimer & Wagner, architect.” All this patio needs now is a charcoal grill. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner.
Dodge Power Wagon. Mail box s a nice touch.
San Francisco circa 1918. “Peerless truck.” With a dump body by Modern Vehicle Company of San Francisco. 5×7 glass negative by Chris Helin
Circa 1930. “Henley House, ca. 1728, Princess Anne County, Virginia.” 8×10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
May 1937. “Children from Chickasaw, Oklahoma, in a potato pickers’ camp near Shafter, California.” Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.
Kodachrome slide taken by my dad while we were in Pacific Grove for the Christmas holiday, December, 1967. From the Monterey Herald: “On Sunday, Dec. 24, 1967, the old Carmel Canning Company on Cannery Row caught fire and burned for more than four hours. The blaze, which had more than 65 firemen respond from Monterey, Seaside and Pacific Grove, caused an estimated $250,000 in damage. Fire and smoke billowed from the structure, causing embers to fall on homes in New Monterey and start smaller fires. Fire Chief Clifford Hebrard said it was his opinion “that the fire was set.” An arson investigation was to take place the next day.”
Well, it was either keep the mud off my Bronco or don’t make the baby cry. And that’s why I’m not home right now.
If you really want to, you will.
November 1938. “Migrant cotton picker’s children who live in a tent in the government camp instead of along the highway or in a ditch bank. Shafter Camp, California.” Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.