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March 1943. “Isleta, New Mexico. The Santa Fe depot. Horizontal arms on pole indicate a ‘red beard,’ that is a message is to be picked up by the train crew.” Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.
New York circa 1921. “Frank Craven.” Actor, director, playwright, producer, Stage Manager. 5×7 glass negative, Bain News Service.
Jan. 27, 1947. “Kartch’s, business on Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Looking to entrance from cashier’s desk.” We’re looking for a thimble. A golden thimble. For our mother. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner
1902. “Reimers Loco winning five-miles event in 10:51 4-5, Grosse Pointe track, Detroit.” A Locomobile steamer piloted by one M.R. Reimers.
Wildwood, New Jersey, circa 1907. “Hotel Seaside.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
December 1908. Newton, North Carolina. “Catawba Cotton Mill doffer and spooler.” Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine.
San Francisco circa 1919. “Bus” is all it says on the sleeve of this 5×7 glass negative showing a motor home on an Atterbury truck chassis. In the Firestone display window, it’s beginning to look a little like New Year’s.
Circa 1927. “Old Stone Bakery, Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia.” 8×10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
August 1943. Arden, New York. “Rest period at Camp Gaylord White, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service.” Medium format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information.
Washington, D.C., 1922. “Children playing in sand.” We’d love to stay and chat, but our trike is double-parked. Harris & Ewing glass negative
“Widder Vaught’s family, Arkansas.” 8×10 inch glass negative by Joseph Kossuth Dixon for department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker’s “Expedition of Citizenship to the American Indian.”
UPDATE: One source attributes this image to Richard Steinheimer, the “Ansel Adams of railroad photography.”
“California freight train at night, February 27, 1962.” 8×10 inch Ansco safety negative, photographer unknown.