Manhattan circa 1910. “U.S. Custom House, New York, N.Y.” The Alexander Hamilton Custom House, completed in 1907 at 1 Bowling Green. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
Washington, D.C., 1935. “NO CAPTION.” Yet another nameless notable whose fame did not outlast her photo, and a reminder that, after we take that big black train from Union Station, 99.9 percent of us will eventually be completely and utterly forgotten. Harris & Ewing glass negative.
October 1942. “The careful hands of women are trained in precise aircraft engine installation duties at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.” Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.
“Truck fire.” A burned-out, watered-down International somewhere in Oregon. 4×5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive.