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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.

Shorpy June 06, 2017

1905. “City Hall — Troy, New York.” This 1875 building, designed by Marcus Cummings and constructed on the old Third Street burial ground, was destroyed by fire in 1938. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative.


 
 

Birmingham, Alabama, circa 1906. “Title Guarantee Land and Trust Building.” Completed in 1903, the structure still stands at Third Avenue and 21st Street. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


 
 

New York circa 1906. “Union League Club, Brooklyn.” Our title comes from the delivery wagon on the right. Also note the Ford dealership with the illuminated AUTOMOBILES sign on the roof. 8×10 inch glass negative.

Shorpy June 05, 2017

Circa 1899. “Ekin, L.M.” Lorian Moreau Ekin, stenographic prodigy, and his new bride, the former Martha Lucile Agnew, last seen here. 5×7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C


 
 

San Francisco, 1921. “Cadillac touring car.” A well-worn example (equipped with Horse Shoe Cord tires and a fold-away steering wheel) at the address also seen here. The subliminal message in this image is that certain things that are a habit can also be a joy. For extra credit: What things? (The answer, discerned by our sharp-eyed commenters, is: Dinnerware.) 5×7 glass negative

Shorpy June 04, 2017

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
October 1942. “Woman at work on bomber motor, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California.” Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

Shorpy June 03, 2017

Circa 1895. “Ekin, Mrs. L.M.” Whose particulars may be divined and delineated after a jot of judicious Googling. (Hint: A Sally not really.) 5×7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C.


 
 

May 1918. “American National Red Cross. Aviation Camp of the American Army at Issoudun. The canteen kitchen, which, according to the commanding officer of the Camp, provides the best mess to be found in all France. Miss Givenwilson is in charge.” 5×7 inch glass negative.


 
 

December 1957. Washington, D.C. “Man with broadcast listings; woman tunes radio.” The console set, seen earlier here, is evidently a portable, or maybe this is a two-radio household. News Photo Archive 35mm negative.

Shorpy June 02, 2017

Considered a long shot to win the nomination, Warren Harding was elected in a landslide. After just 17 months in the White House, he died of a heart attack.
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Senator Warren G. Harding, Republican of Ohio.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative


 
 

San Francisco, 1937. “Policeman and Pontiac at Golden Gate Park.” 8×10 negative, late of the Marilyn Blaisdell and Wyland Stanley collections.


 
 

“Dick turned the volume up to 11 to drown out the sound of Mary’s infernal pecking, while silently she plotted her revenge. Well, not really silently — Mary was typing her plan at the kitchen table.”
December 1957. Washington, D.C. “Man tuning console radio while woman in next room types.” 35mm negative from the News Photo Archive.

Shorpy June 01, 2017

Detroit circa 1910. “Bastendorff block and G. & R. McMillan Co. store, Jefferson Avenue.” 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


 
 

“Nothing for me, thanks.”
October 1942. “Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach.” Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

Shorpy May 30, 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1904. “Boardwalk and Hotel Chalfonte.” Demolished in 1980 to make room for a parking lot. 8×10 inch glass negative.


 
 

May 1942. Southington, Connecticut. “An American town and its way of life. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town’s war factories did not close. The town hall is in the left foreground.” Medium format Kodachrome transparency by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information.

Shorpy May 29, 2017

To mark the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, we shift into reverse to —
San Francisco, 1935. “Golden Gate Bridge under construction. Pontiacs on Presidio ramp.” 8×10 negative, late of the Stanley-Blaisdell collections.


Golden Gate Bridge