Shorpy April 21, 2017

The Jersey Shore circa 1900. “The beach at Long Branch.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


San Francisco circa 1919. “Velie Six touring car at Phelan mansion, Washington Street.” Latest entry in the Shorpy Baedeker of Brobdingnagian Barouches. 5×7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin.


August 1943. Southfields, New York. “Interracial activities at Camp Nathan Hale, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Comic papers are very popular during the campers’ free periods.” Medium format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information.


From Columbus, Georgia, circa 1957 comes this uncaptioned shot of two guys about to go somewhere. Cola? Check. Bedroll? Ditto. Daddy’s Roadmaster? All gassed up. 4×5 negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive.