Tag: Shorpy

Shorpy May 26, 2017

Green Lake, Wisconsin, circa 1899. “Old mill at railway station.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


 
 

The Windy City circa 1900. “Chicago Beach Hotel, Hyde Park Boulevard.” On the Lake Michigan Riviera. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative.


 
 

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1950, and a print shop making fruit crate labels, back in the days when apples and oranges had something like brand identity. 4×5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive

Shorpy May 25, 2017

Cuba circa 1904. “The old sugar mill at Finca near Havana.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


 
 

San Francisco circa 1931. “Pierce-Arrow limousine.” Latest entry in the Shorpy File of Funereally Funky Phaetons. 5×7 glass negative by Chris Helin.

Shorpy May 24, 2017

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1905. “Hotel St. John (Mills House), Meeting Street.” 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


 
 

Circa 1941. “Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright. Tennessee, e.g. Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.” Here, we seem to have two city slickers going native in the pre-Happy Meal era. Locally sourced food!


 
 

December 1942. “Locomotives in the roundhouse at a Chicago and North Western Railroad yard.” Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

Shorpy May 23, 2017

Circa 1941. From uncaptioned photos by Barbara Wright taken in and around Knoxville of various Tennessee Valley Authority flood control and hydropower projects, as well as the photographers picnicking on a mountain.


 
 

September 1943. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “A mechanic at the Greyhound garage.” Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.


 
 

Richmond, California, circa 1958. “Harbor Patrol.” Helming a Glasspar Seafair. 4×5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive.

Shorpy May 22, 2017

San Francisco, 1928. “LaSalle 328 sedan.” Latest entry in the Shorpy Register of Ill-Fated Phaetons. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.


 
 

April 1943. “Trucks unloading at the inbound freight house of the Illinois Central Railroad, South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago.” 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

Shorpy May 21, 2017

New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1900. “Sheffield Scientific School, Yale College.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


 
 

Ann Arbor, Michigan, circa 1905. “Main Street, looking north.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Shorpy May 20, 2017

Detroit circa 1907. “Cadillac Square — Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument and Hotel Pontchartrain.” Two perennial Detroit Publishing favorites.


 
 

December 1942. Chicago. “Locomotives lined up for coal, sand and water at the coaling station in the 40th Street yard of the Chicago & North Western R.R.” Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.


 
 

July 1955. Horn & Hardart, New York. “Woman getting a dish of baked beans from an automat.” Medium format negative from photos by Arthur Rothstein for the Look magazine assignment “America’s Favorite Foods.”

Shorpy May 19, 2017

Circa 1910. “Bird’s-eye view of Penn Station, New York City.” Also a bird’s-eye view of someone’s underwear and diapers. 8×10 inch glass negative.


 
 

September 1922. Washington, D.C. “Nanny, a Swiss goat owned by Dr. James E. Chamberlain, holds the record of having given seven quarts of milk a day for the past year. The milk is supplied to local hospitals.”


 
 

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1948. “Philip Schley” and “Musketeers” is all it says here. Hide your women and lock up the silver! 4×5 acetate negative.

Shorpy May 18, 2017

Philadelphia circa 1905. “South Broad Street from City Hall.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


 
 

April 1957. “Teenage girls in car at drive-in.” From photos for the Look magazine assignment “How American Teenagers Live.”

Shorpy May 17, 2017

Hot Springs, Arkansas, circa 1901. “The Eastman Hotel.” Completed in 1890; demolished 1946 after serving as a hospital annex and transit hub for the military during World War 2. Panorama of three 8×10 glass negatives.


 
 

Washington, D.C., circa 1942. “Car in front of Shulman’s Market on N at Union Street S.W.” 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Louise Rosskam.


 
 

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955. “Wrecked Ford at Georgia Fender.” 4×5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive.