Shorpy March 03, 2017

“Russian and Telegraph hills from roof of Ferry P.O., San Francisco.” Another view of the devastation wrought by the earthquake and fire of April 1906. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


France. April 1918. “The horrible disfigured man of war can not cool the warmth of the friendship of his old comrade for Alexandre the blind mutile, but the Red Cross can not leave him without further aid.” 5×7 glass negative from the American National Red Cross Photograph Collection, Library of Congress.


1940s photo taken by my grandfather, Detroit News photographer Howard McGraw of a young man who’s really just too cool for words. Don’t worry, the cigarette is not lit! Scanned from a 4×5 negative.


November 1953. Beverly Hills, California. “Comedian Groucho Marx sitting on a swingset with daughter Melinda.” Ektachrome transparency from photos for the Look magazine assignment “Hollywood Fathers.”