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Spritzed by an Angel: 1942

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:52:46 +0000

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November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Nurse training. Nurses learn the care of patients suffering from burns. Here, the nurse paints a boy's burned back with sulfathiazole. The treatment of burns is of much public interest in these days of warfare on civilian populations with incendiary bombs." Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.



Dobbs Ferry: 1900

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:54:43 +0000

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Westchester County, New York, circa 1900. "Dobbs Ferry depot." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Inside Baseball: 1906

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:24:08 +0000

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        "Indoor baseball, both from a spectacular point of view and from the benefit and pleasure it gives participants, is in every way worthy to take a high place among the Winter sports."
-- New York Times, Nov. 26, 1900
"World's Champions, 1905-1906, Owosso, Mich., West-Side Indoor Base Ball Team." Indoor Baseball, said to have been invented in Chicago in 1887, eventually moved outside, where it was renamed softball. The 1919 Encyclopedia Americana entry for Indoor Baseball specifies a hall at least 40 by 50 feet in size for play. Two outfielders could be "dispensed", leaving seven men on a team. The ball could be as big as 17¼ inches around. (Baseball-Reference.com) View full size.



Bananamerica: 1942

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:53:43 +0000

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May 1942. Southington, Conn. "Dimitrios Giorgios, who came from Greece, runs a soda fountain. He wasn't here long before the country entered World War I and he joined up. A member of the American Legion, he is shown here making banana splits." Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.



Sunday Dinner: 1942

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:13:52 +0000

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May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. The family of Ralph Hurlbut. A Sunday dinner honoring Corporal Robert Hurlbut, twenty-one, home on his first furlough from the Army. All of the Hurlbuts are on hand for the occasion, including the married and grandchildren. Corporal Robert is not the only Hurlbut serving his country. The elder Hurlbut (far left) works in a defense plant and Mrs. Hurlbut and all of the children old enough are enrolled in various American voluntary services." Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.



Meat and Potatoes: 1942

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:55:20 +0000

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May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Preparations for Ralph Hurlbut's family dinner." Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.



The Sport of Presidents: 1921

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:37:45 +0000

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Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Golf -- Warren Harding." Who set out for a full round but ended up only playing nine holes. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.



A Little Cottage: 1938

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:00:05 +0000

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1938. "Thebideau (Thibodaux?) cabin, Franklin vic., St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Related name: Mrs. Streva." Photo: Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.



Splane House: 1938

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:19:25 +0000

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1938. "Splane House at Arlington Plantation. Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Built 1829 by Major Amos Webb; purchased ca. 1870 by the Misses Splane." 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.



The Gospel Wagon: 1900

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:33:46 +0000

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Buffalo, N.Y., circa 1900. "Ellicott Square Building." At the time of its completion 1896, the largest office building in the world. Our title for this post comes from lower down (and higher up). 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.



Our Eden: 1897

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:05:44 +0000

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Volusia County, Florida, circa 1897. "A garden near Daytona." 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.



Swing Shift: 1943

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:13:38 +0000

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April 1943. Buffalo, New York. "Swing-shift workers on the sidelines at the weekly swingshift dance held at the Main-Utica ballroom." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.



Leafy Keene: 1905

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:09:50 +0000

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Keene, New Hampshire, circa 1905. "West Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Rim Shot: 1920

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:20:48 +0000

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San Francisco circa 1920. "Chalmers (rear detail)." Today's entry in the Shorpy Catalogue of Callipygian Cabooses. Photo by Christopher Helin. View full size.



Nebraska: 1938

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:18:16 +0000

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November 1938. "Omaha, Nebraska. Railroad yards." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



As Boys Grow: 1942

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:20:01 +0000

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October 1942. "Benjamin Franklin High School, New York, New York. Victory Corps. High school boys growing physically fit through exercise." Medium format negative by William Perlitch for the Office of War Information. View full size.



Fill Noir: 1942

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:47:58 +0000

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April 1942. "Hollywood, California. Gasoline filling station at night." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.



Garbage In: 1943

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:09:30 +0000

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May 1943. "Mary Grimm, 8, doing the housework (in the kitchen also seen here). Her mother, a 26-year-old widow, is crane operator at Pratt & Letchworth, Buffalo, New York." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.



Biscayne Bay: 1912

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:15:20 +0000

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Florida circa 1912. "Biscayne Bay, Miami." Back when the highrises were mostly trees. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Fish in a Barrel: 1903

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:15:38 +0000

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, circa 1903. "Handling a cargo from the fishing banks." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Howdy Duty: 1953

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:44:02 +0000

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June 1953. "Howdy Doody Show's Clarabell the Clown (actor Nick Nicholson) pays a one-week visit to the Dolan family in Boone County, West Virginia, after Linda Dolan, daughter of coal mine foreman, was the winner of the 'I'd Like Clarabell to Visit Me Because' contest." From photos by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "Clarabell Takes to the Hills." View full size.



Formal Phaeton: 1921

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:03:00 +0000

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San Francisco circa 1921. "Studebaker Special Six touring car at Spreckels Mansion." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.



Aerial Omaha: 1938

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:18:00 +0000

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        UPDATE: Our vantage point for this view north along 14th Street is the Woodmen of the World tower at 1323 Farnam.
November 1938. "Omaha, Nebraska." Gateway to the West. Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Speed Limit 18

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:09:59 +0000

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November 1938. "Saloon near railroad yards. Omaha, Nebraska." Our favorite thing here is the signage: Speed Limit 18 Miles, followed closely by Cleo Cola. Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Santa Cruise: 1984

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 17:53:10 +0000

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OK, they're parked rather than cruising, nevertheless this compendium of classic cars, this Valhalla of vintage vehicles, this body of beachside barouches is ripe for perusing in the super-duper-size scan of this 35mm Kodacolor 100 negative I shot in Santa Cruz, California. I was there visiting my brother, at the time an English teacher at Santa Cruz High. Camera: Konica Autoreflex T, 57mm f1.4 Hexanon lens. Last year I had it refurbished and used it for the first time in over 30 years. Every so often I'll shoot a roll of color negative film just for fun. View full size.



Vintage Video: Asbury Park

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:02:21 +0000

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The Jersey Shore resort town of Asbury Park circa 1900, channeled through vintage high-resolution glass negatives and set to music, produced by the illustrious Ken B. Click Play, then the "Full Screen" icon for the full effect.




The Last Roundup: 1938

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 03:10:54 +0000

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November 1938. "Entrance to Union Stockyards. Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration. View full size.



Omaha Suds: 1938

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 22:49:29 +0000

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November 1938. "Saloon near entrance to Union Stockyards. South Omaha, Nebraska." Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size.



Balls of Iron: 1942

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 12:17:49 +0000

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November 1942. "Production. Copper. Interior of large ball mill showing the iron balls which grind the ore to a fine size for subsequent treatment by flotation at one of the mills of the Utah Copper Company in Magna and Arthur." 4x5 nitrate negative by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.



Working Lunch: 1939

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 04:02:48 +0000

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April 1939. Kilgore, Texas. "Oilfield workers eating lunch." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.