Shorpy


Shorpy June 17, 2017

August 1940. “Extremely tall and excellent corn is also grown on the King and Anderson cotton plantation near Clarksdale. Mississippi Delta, Mississippi.” Here we see an early attempt at portable “personal corn.” Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration.


 
 

Back to the days of the blacksmith: The only tools seen here are two hammers, a wrench and a broom.
December 1942. “Working on a locomotive at the 40th Street Shops, Chicago & North Western R.R.” Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

Shorpy June 14, 2017

San Francisco, 1925. “Overland Six sedan.” Latest entry on the Shorpy Shortlist of Incognito Conveyances. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.


 
 

1937. “Legges House (rear), 101 East Bay Street, Charleston, South Carolina.” 8×10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Shorpy June 13, 2017

“Kelly, J.T. (children). Between February 1894 and February 1901.” 5×7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C.


 
 

June 1942. Greenbelt, Maryland. “Grandma Taylor blows out the candles on her 83rd birthday cake while her daughter, Mrs. McCarl, and grandson look on.” Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.


 
 

Wellington, New Zealand, circa 1957. “Bond Street, formerly known as Old Customhouse Street, photographed between 1956 and 1961 by Gordon Burt. Shows a narrow city lane.” National Library of New Zealand.


 
 

A post first seen here ten years ago, saluting road-trippers everywhere. Everyone buckled up? Let’s go!
“Great Falls, Montana. Return after 3 wks Vacation. June 27, 1964.” This Kodachrome is from a box of vacation slides I found on eBay.

Shorpy June 12, 2017

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. “Garage elevator wreck.” Coming back up will be trickier, if less spectacular. National Photo Co. glass negative.


 
 

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. “Planograph Building, L Street N.E.” Where business was flat. 8×10 inch glass negative, National Photo Co.

Shorpy June 11, 2017

Shorpy: Adam West

Adam West, the classically handsome actor who turned a comic-book superhero into live-action Pop Art in the 1960s television series “Batman,” died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 88.


 
 

March 1966. “Actor Adam West on the set of the movie Batman and making public appearances.” Photo by Richard Hewett for Look magazine.


 
 

Adam West on the set of the movie “Batman” in 1966. From a series of photos taken by Richard Hewett for Look magazine.

Shorpy June 10, 2017

Birthplace of the Old-Fashioned, the Pendennis Club, established in 1881 as a “private club for white gentlemen of high social standing,” took its name from Thackeray’s novel “Pendennis.”
Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1906. “Pendennis Club, West Walnut Street.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


 
 

San Francisco circa 1920. “Mercer four-passenger coupe.” At the vine-covered California Club. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.


 
 

February 16, 1951. “Hahne & Co. department store in Montclair, New Jersey. Staircase II. Fellheimer & Wagner, client.” 4×5 acetate negative.

Shorpy June 09, 2017

1908. “Arnold Park — Rochester, N.Y.” Our title comes from the traffic sign on the median. 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.


 

Circa 1910. “Hall of Records (Surrogate’s Courthouse), New York, N.Y.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


 

April 1943. “Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Clinton, Iowa.” Marcella Hart is at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

Shorpy June 08, 2017

Circa 1894. “Reuter, Fritz.” The son (and, presumably, dog and cat) of Washington, D.C., hotelier Fritz Reuter. Glass negative by the C.M. Bell studio.


 
 

“Kelly, W.E. — between March 1905 and August 1906.” 5×7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C.


 
 

June 1942. “Tank driver — Fort Knox, Kentucky.” Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

Shorpy June 07, 2017

Circa 1900. “Joe Black Fox, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.” 8×10 glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier


 
 

Newport, Rhode Island, 1902. “Informal portrait of a young Negro woman working amid clotheslines heavy with sheets and stockings.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934).


 
 

San Francisco circa 1927. “Paige Cabriolet Roadster.” Today’s entry on the Shorpy Roster of Rusty Relics. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.