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The Linear Look: 1940

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:34:07 +0000

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May 30, 1940. "Bertram F. Willcox, residence in Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York. Outside stairs to upper deck. Moore & Hutchins, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.



Wasatch Range: 1940

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:13:00 +0000

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March 1940. "Wasatch Mountains. Summit County, Utah." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Paige & Octavia: 1929

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:38:42 +0000

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San Francisco, 1929. "Graham-Paige sedan at Spreckels Mansion, Octavia and Washington Streets." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.



King of the Road: 1940

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:39:23 +0000

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March 1940. "Interstate trailer truck at Elko, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Wreck on the Highway: 1939

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:21:37 +0000

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September 1939. "Accident on U.S. Highway 65 near Iowa Falls, Iowa." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Working on the Railroad: 1901

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:46:24 +0000

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October 1, 1901. "Track elevation and stone mixer, Chicago." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.



Perfect Eats: 1942

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 03:35:19 +0000

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April 1942. "In the Perfect Eat Shoppe, a restaurant on 47th Street near Chicago's South Park; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morris (standing at rear and left), proprietors." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.



R.R. & Joliet: 1901

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:50:06 +0000

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Circa 1901. "Interlocking signal plant, Joliet, Ill's." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.



These Boots ...

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:48:07 +0000

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... were made for hikin'. "March 1940. Pine Creek Canyon. Clark County, Nevada." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Sixteenth at California: 1908

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:36:33 +0000

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Denver, Colorado, circa 1908. "Sixteenth Street at California Street." At 11:06. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Worcester Cathedral: 1908

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:24:56 +0000

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Worcester, Massachusetts, circa 1908. "St. Paul's Church." Now a cathedral. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Miss Valentine: 1900

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:10:24 +0000

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"Valentine, Miss. Between February 1894 and February 1901." 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.



Bankers' Row: 1905

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:31:13 +0000

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Pittsburgh circa 1905. "Fourth Avenue at Stock Exchange." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



New Hampshire Hotel: 1905

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:40:13 +0000

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Keene, New Hampshire, circa 1905. "Cheshire House." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.



Michigan Avenue: 1909

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:13:37 +0000

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Lansing, Michigan, circa 1909. "Michigan Avenue from the Capitol." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



The Pause That Refreshes: 1940

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:57:36 +0000

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March 1940. "Pine Creek Canyon, Clark County, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Anytown, USA: 1940

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:52:06 +0000

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March 1940. "Medicine Bow, Wyoming." Generic medicine, evidently. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Piper's Opera House: 1966

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:06:28 +0000

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This time I was almost literally in Arthur Rothstein's footsteps when I took my Kodachrome slide of Virginia City's Piper's Opera House in August 1966, 26 years and some months after he was clicking his shutter. Had my family been there for him as they were for me, my father would have been 38, my mother 31 and my brother 2 going on 3. It would be another six years before they would be blessed by my existence. The photobombing International Scout wasn't the family car; our new Rambler wagon was parked some blocks away. View full size.



Piper's Opera House: 1940

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:16:23 +0000

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March 1940. "Piper's Opera House. Virginia City, Nevada." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Cathedral Ave.: 1925

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:07:13 +0000

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Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Cathedral Avenue." 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.



St. Mary in the Mountains: 1966

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 04:48:05 +0000

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Unknowingly channeling Arthur Rothstein in Virginia City once more, I was a bit closer than he'd been to St. Mary in the Mountains Church when I took this Kodachrome slide in August 1966, and also got my mother, brother and, mostly hidden by him, my father, heading that way. I don't remember us going into the church, but another photo shows we'd parked a couple blocks down in that direction. View full size.



High School Big Shots: 1940

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:17:27 +0000

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February 1940. "High school students playing pool. Clinton, Indiana." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



St. Mary in the Mountains: 1940

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:45:48 +0000

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March 1940. "Side street. Virginia City, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Back to School: 1965

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 01:23:26 +0000

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When I took this Kodachrome slide of Virginia City's Fourth Ward School building in August 1965 I had never heard of Arthur Rothstein, much less realized I was following in his footsteps a quarter century after he took this photograph. Other things I didn't know then was that a neighbor in Larkspur had once lived, worked and met Ulysses S. Grant here, or that exactly one year later I'd be back with my family and our new Rambler. View full size.



No More Pencils: 1940

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:17:48 +0000

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        The last remaining Second Empire schoolhouse in the United States, the Fourth Ward School is now a museum.
March 1940. "Abandoned school. Virginia City, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Virginia City: 1940

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:34:33 +0000

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March 1940. "Main street in Virginia City, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Raised on Radio: 1942

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:49:33 +0000

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Spring 1942. Provincetown, Massachusetts. "Family of a Portuguese dory fisher­man." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.



Slagpile Sluggers: 1940

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:42:07 +0000

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August 1940. Coaldale, Pennsylvania. "Baseball diamond for children with slagpile in background." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.



A Victory Dinner: 1943

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:30:37 +0000

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February 1943. Daytona Beach, Florida. "Bethune-Cookman College. Home economics students learning how to make good bread." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.



Either Ore: 1943

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:32:27 +0000

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January 1943. "Production. Zinc. Cars for transporting zinc and lead ore. From the Eagle-Picher Mining & Smelting Co. plant near Cardin, Oklahoma, come great quantities of zinc and lead to serve many important purposes in the war effort." Photo by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.