Shorpy March 22, 2017

April 1865. “Charleston, South Carolina. Headquarters of Gen. John P. Hatch, South Battery.” Wet plate negative attributed to George Barnard.


UPDATE: Our astute commenters wasted no time in locating the photo in Minneapolis; Shorpy member “billymaz” identified the structure as a remnant of the 1886 Minneapolis Industrial Exposition Building. The building’s final owner, the Coca-Cola Company, tore it down in 1940 to make room for a new bottling plant, leaving just the northwest tower, which stood for a few more years as a vestige of what was once one of the most prominent buildings in the city. (MNopedia)
This uncaptioned circa 1943 photo taken for the Office of War Information shows a brick tower, probably in the Upper Midwest, repurposed as advertising for War Bonds and Coca-Cola. Who’ll be the first to tell us where this is?


April 1943. “Baltimore, Maryland — peanut stand.” Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.


Los Angeles, 1957. “Trailer Life model.” A model just waiting to get hitched? 5×7 acetate negative by Watson from the News Photo Archive.