Shorpy May 12, 2017

Philadelphia circa 1904. “Market Street and City Hall from Eighth.” From an 8×10 glass plate exposed about a minute after this one was taken.


Washington, D.C., circa 1904. “Willard Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street.” 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


March 1943. “Santa Fe R.R. yard at night, Kansas City, Kansas.” Note the light trails made by the yard workers’ torches in this time exposure, as well as a phantom number (3167, at right) on a train that paused in front of the camera. 4×5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.