Shorpy March 07, 2017

Detroit circa 1910. “Griswold Street and Ford Building.” Businesses vying for your trade in this view of the Motor City’s newest high-rise include Teddy the Tailor, Sparrows Chocolates, NORTON and Gerard, Stormfeltz, Loveley Co. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


January 1925. Washington, D.C. “Wardman Motor Co. and Carlton Garage, 1108-14 Vermont Avenue.” Dealer in Willys-Knight and Overland cars. We take our title from the sign on the lamppost: ZONE OF QUIET: ALL UN­NECESSARY NOISES PROHIBITED. 8×10 glass negative, National Photo Co.


Washington, D.C., circa 1926. “Home of Mary Roberts Rinehart,” prolific writer of mysteries. A room last glimpsed here. 8×10 inch glass negative.


October 13, 1945. “Childs Frick residence in Roslyn, Long Island, New York. Guest cottage south facade.” 5×7 negative by Gottscho-Schleisner.