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Tween Angel: 1961

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:58:00 +0000

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David Cassidy, Heartthrob And ‘Partridge Family’ Star, Is Dead at 67

        David Cassidy, the actor and teen heartthrob best known for his role as the musician with the green eyes and the feathered haircut on the 1970s television sitcom “The Partridge Family,” died on Tuesday at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 67.
"Oklahoma!" and "Music Man" star Shirley Jones in 1961 with her stepson, the future pop icon David Cassidy, in Los Angeles. Photo by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine article "The Good Life of a Hollywood Bad Girl." View full size.



A Tale of Two Chevys: 1940

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:22:27 +0000

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March 1940. "Cooperative gas station at Shafter migrant camp. Shafter, California." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Three Shirts to the Wind: 1940

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:19:18 +0000

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March 1940. "Woman hanging clothes to dry. Laundry equipment is in constant use. Tulare migrant camp. Visalia, California." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



It Is Ridden: 1923

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:43:47 +0000

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San Francisco circa 1923. "Barley sedan on California Street at Huntington Park." Today's reading from the Shorpy Bible of Baroque Barouches. 5x7 inch glass negative by that automotive amanuensis Christopher Helin. View full size.



A Stalk a Day: 1939

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:54:10 +0000

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        BOY: Hey! Mister what made you so big and healthy?         MAN: I eat some of  —  Jimmie's celery every day!
July 1939. Washington, D.C. "Sign in wholesale market." Medium format acetate negative by David Myers for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Dos Bandidos: 1942

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:00:20 +0000

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February 1942. "Brownsville, Texas. Charro Days fiesta. A pair of bandidos." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.



The Deer Hunter: 1937

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:24:19 +0000

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December 1937. "Deer hunter. Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.



Georgia Gothic: 1937

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:34:59 +0000

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July 1937. "Antebellum plantation house in Greene County, Georgia." 4x5 acetate negative by Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Fresh Up: 1941

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:05:32 +0000

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July 1941. "Store in alley-dwelling section of Washington, D.C." Medium format acetate negative by Edwin Rosskam. View full size.



Open House: 1941

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:07:25 +0000

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December 1941. "New York, New York. Demolition for slum clearance. Whole blocks of a slum area are torn down to make room for a housing project." Photo by Edwin Rosskam for the Office of War Information. View full size.



Haunted Saloon: 1906

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:22:31 +0000

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New Orleans circa 1906. "Haunted House (Warrington House), Royal and Hospital Streets." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Expert Lubrication: 1939

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:24:49 +0000

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February 1939. "Service station in Harlingen, Texas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Atomic Snacks: 1964

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:23:53 +0000

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"Refreshment stand model, 1964-65 New York World's Fair, for the Brass Rail Food Service Organization. Victor Alfred Lundy, architect." View full size.



Dads Say the Darndest Things!

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:03:31 +0000

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September 1937. "McNally family dairy farm in Kirby, Vermont. The McNallys at dinner." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Admin. View full size.



Nomobile: 1920

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:58:21 +0000

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        UPDATE: Resident pantomath tterrace puts us at Jefferson Square Park, while Shorpy member 426hemi identifies the car as a 1922 Winton Six Model 40. Well done!
The place: San Francisco circa 1920. The tires: Goodrich Silvertown Cords. That's about all we can say about this 5x7 glass plate, whose negative sleeve is devoid of any caption information. We leave it to you to fill in the blanks. View full size.



Meet the Shortses: 1938

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:01:18 +0000

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July 1938. "Family of Clifford Shorts, a roller at the Jones & Laughlin mill. Photos show Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, a steel mill town on the Ohio River. Workers' homes on surrounding hills are segregated according to race or nationality in 'plans'." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.



Extra-Lardge: 1938

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:38:37 +0000

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October 1938. "Farm wife. Burlington County, New Jersey." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Edifice Drex: 1900

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:59:14 +0000

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Circa 1900. "Drexel Institute, Philadelphia." Attended by an assortment of superannuated streetlights. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.



At Your Service: 1938

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:27:02 +0000

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July 1938. "Houses along Monongahela River and Boulevard of the Allies. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.



Official Business: 1942

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:05:58 +0000

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October 1942. Milwaukee, Wis. "Women in war. Supercharger plant workers. To replace men who have been called to armed service, many young girls like 19-year-old Jewel Halliday are taking jobs never before held by women. Her job is shuttling workers between two Midwest war plants for Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co." Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.



Parking in Memphis: 1942

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:26:50 +0000

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January 1942. "Memphis, Tennessee. View of downtown." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.



First National: 1905

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:27:55 +0000

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Birmingham, Alabama, circa 1905. "First National Bank, 20th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Double Truck: 1941

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:07:47 +0000

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October 1941. "Car transport filling up with gas at Little Falls, New York." Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.



Liberty Garter: 1908

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:57:08 +0000

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        This just in from historian Joe Manning: An update on Yetta Finkelstein and her family.
January 1908. New York. "Mrs. Finkelstein, 127 Monroe Street. Bessie (age 13), Sophie (age 7). Girls attend school. Making garters for Liberty Garter works, 413 Broadway. Mother, a widow, earns 75 cents a day by working all day until 12 at night. Bessie works until 10 p.m., Sophie until 9. They expected to work until 10 p.m. to finish the job, although they did not know when more work would come in. Witness Mrs. Hosford." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.



Little Falls: 1941

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 20:22:11 +0000

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October 1941. "Looking toward the river. Little Falls, New York." Which is at least a two-stoplight town. Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.



Sweater Weather: 1941

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:19:51 +0000

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October 1941. "Fall activities in Little Falls, N.Y." Where there's a nip in the air and the crisp crunch of freshmen underfoot. Photo by John Collier. View full size.



Betty the Butcher: 1943

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:33:01 +0000

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June 1943. Washington, D.C. "Betty Jane Colbert, a worker at the Arcade butcher shop, dismembering a chicken." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.



Nicollet Avenue: 1904

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:31:37 +0000

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Circa 1904. "Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Old Orlando: 1904

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:37:14 +0000

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Orlando, Florida, circa 1904. "Hotel San Juan and Orange Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Milwaukee of Buffalo: 1910

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:33:17 +0000

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Buffalo, New York, circa 1910. "Washburn-Crosby Co. flour mills." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.