sábado, 31 de Agosto de 2013

Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog

Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


House Party: 1950

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 09:59 PM PDT

1950. From photographs by Stanley Kubrick for the Look magazine article "The Debutante Who Went to Work": "Socialite model/actress Betsy Von Furstenberg attending a weekend house party. Includes Von Furstenberg, hostess Sandra Stralem and other young women in ball gowns." View full size.

Ford Exposition: 1939

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 11:01 AM PDT

May 12, 1939. "New York World's Fair, Ford Motor Building. Entrance." The stainless steel sculpture of a V8-brandishing Mercury was by Robert Foster. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

Canyonland: 1908

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 10:36 AM PDT

Pittsburgh circa 1908. "Fifth Avenue looking north." On the left, Kaufmann's. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Victorian Radio: 1924

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 09:29 AM PDT

June 1924. Washington, D.C. "Carl W. Mitman, Curator of Engineering, U.S. National Museum [Smithsonian Institution], holding what is believed to be the first radio tube, made in 1898 by D. McFarlan Moore of New York. Radio waves emanating from this tube ignited a bomb a city block away and blew up a miniature of the Battleship Maine." Harris & Ewing glass plate. View full size.

sexta-feira, 30 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


A Grand Day Out: 1962

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 08:27 PM PDT

Circa 1962 somewhere in Maryland or Pennsylvania, it's Kermy at left with the glasses, sister Janet on the right with an anonymous tot and Dale with the watch, relationship unknown. A nice day in the cemetery-cornfield. View full size.

Clover Camp: 1905

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 11:42 AM PDT

Circa 1905 near Christchurch, New Zealand. "Young people with camping gear, having tea and cake in front of tent with 'Clover Camp' sign." These natty campers have even brought umbrellas. Glass plate by Adam Maclay. View full size.

Blues in the Night: 1941

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 08:50 AM PDT

May 1941. "In the convict camp at Greene County, Georgia." The guitarist is bluesman Buddy Moss. Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

Kitty Hawk: 1914

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 07:45 AM PDT

Circa 1914. "Cat in costume piloting toy airplane." Photo by Harry W. Frees, the Ansel Adams of feline kitsch. Or would that be catsch? View full size.

quinta-feira, 29 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


Danger Lurks: 1908

Posted: 28 Aug 2013 04:04 PM PDT

Cos Cob, Connecticut, circa 1908. "Owanoke Prospector's Camp -- Wyndygoul." Camping on the estate of writer-naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton, a founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Points of interest in this 8x10 glass plate: many trees camouflaging one ambush. Bain News Service. View full size.

Music House: 1906

Posted: 28 Aug 2013 11:50 AM PDT

Circa 1906. "YMCA Building, Springfield, Massachusetts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

I Have a Dream: 1963

Posted: 28 Aug 2013 10:02 AM PDT

      Fifty years ago today in Washington on the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous address under the gaze of Abraham Lincoln, signer of the Emancipation Proclamation 100 years earlier.
August 28, 1963. "Emancipator looking down on demonstrators. Participants in the March on Washington in front of the Lincoln Memorial and massed along both sides of the Reflecting Pool, viewed from behind Abraham Lincoln statue." Photo by James K. Atherton for United Press International. View full size.

quarta-feira, 28 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


Farmers Co-op: 1917

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 07:17 PM PDT

Circa 1917. "Motor cars in New Zealand Farmers Co-Op Garage." Glass plate by Samuel Heath Head, Christchurch. View full size.

Winning Rubber: 1920

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 02:51 PM PDT

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Victory Tire Co., 14th Street N.W." Guaranteed 6,000 miles! National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

Gridlock: 1941

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 10:38 AM PDT

May 1941. "In the convict camp in Greene County, Georgia." A show of hands. Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Gray Acres: 1937

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 09:41 AM PDT

October 1937. "Family of Joe Kramer, farmer near Williston, North Dakota." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

terça-feira, 27 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


Carbon-Based: 1919

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 01:00 AM PDT

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "U.S. Fuel Administration." What seems to be the Department of Coal. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Glascock House: 1939

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 06:53 PM PDT

1939. "Glascock House, 1109 21st Ave., Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Built 1844 for John Glascock of Virginia." Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

New Spring Ginghams: 1912

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 11:38 AM PDT

Detroit circa 1912. "Elliott, Taylor & Woolfenden, first floor." In Dry Goods: New Spring Ginghams and Fine Scotch Zephyrs, as well as a tempting array of Notions. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Through the Wringer: 1950

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 08:01 AM PDT

"Connor washing machine with motorized wringer." Circa 1950 photo by the Gordon Burt studio in Wellington, New Zealand. View full size.

Constitution Avenue: 1963

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 07:34 AM PDT

Aug. 28, 1963 -- fifty years ago. "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." Photo by Marion S. Trikoso for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

segunda-feira, 26 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


Sky-Club: 1940ish

Posted: 25 Aug 2013 04:48 PM PDT

An unidentified family just arriving at the airport on a Transcontinental & Western Airlines "Sky-Club" flight. From my collection of negatives. View full size.

Union Station: 1906

Posted: 25 Aug 2013 02:08 PM PDT

Circa 1906. "Union Station, Indianapolis." If we step on it (but not in it) we just have time to make the 3:25 to Terre Haute. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

domingo, 25 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


Glen Echo: 1925

Posted: 24 Aug 2013 05:49 PM PDT

1925. "Glen Echo Park Co." Picnic tables at the Montgomery County, Maryland, amusement park. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

Farm-Fresh: 1925

Posted: 24 Aug 2013 03:39 PM PDT

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Chestnut Farms Dairy." The business end of milk production. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

American Bye: 1968

Posted: 24 Aug 2013 12:59 PM PDT

June 8, 1968. "Funeral cortege of Robert F. Kennedy." Mourners atop a pink DeSoto viewing RFK's funeral train as it made its way from New York to Washington. 35mm Kodachrome transparency from photos by Paul Fusco and Thomas Koeniges for Look magazine. View full size.

March on Washington: 1963

Posted: 24 Aug 2013 12:25 PM PDT

August 1963. "New York. Sidewalk sign outside the March on Washington headquarters building, 170 W. 130th Street." Photo by Werner Wolff for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

sábado, 24 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


Myrtle Camp: 1905

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 06:13 PM PDT

Circa 1905 in Sumner, New Zealand, a coastal suburb of Christchurch. One of 10 glass plates by the photographer Adam Maclay showing the denizens of "Myrtle Camp," possibly over a span of years. These fellows are always up to something -- their recreations included cricket (we hope), playing with Rover, reading, shooting, ping-pong (?) and whatever one does with an accordion. View full size.

The New Look: 1949

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 02:25 PM PDT

June 1949. "Fashion model posing in evening gown on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial against backdrop of Tidal Basin and Washington Monument." Photo by Toni Frissell, of "Floating Lady" fame. View full size.

Park Avenue Noir: 1958

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 10:58 AM PDT

January 3, 1958. "Seagram Building. Night view, Park Avenue." Large-format acetate negative by Samuel H. Gottscho. View full size.

Radium Dancers: 1919

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 09:29 AM PDT

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Radium dance group." We'll bet they got glowing reviews. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

sexta-feira, 23 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


The Cat's Pajamas: 1914

Posted: 22 Aug 2013 09:06 PM PDT

1914. "Cat in housedress costume at clothesline with basket of laundry." Felis domestica doesn't get much more domestic than this. Photo by that wittiest of Whittiers, Harry Whittier Frees. View full size.

The Natty Campers: 1905

Posted: 22 Aug 2013 04:43 PM PDT

New Zealand circa 1905. "Male youths outside tent, probably Christchurch district." Glass plate by Adam Maclay. View full size.

Having a Fit: 1949

Posted: 22 Aug 2013 11:14 AM PDT

1949. "Sue Hughes, a traveling lingerie sales representative for the Formfit Company of Chicago, with store model checking fit." From photos by Stanley Kubrick and Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "Traveling Saleswoman U.S.A." View full size.

Georgetown: 1901

Posted: 22 Aug 2013 08:20 AM PDT

"Clear Creek Cañon." Georgetown, Colorado, circa 1901. Famous for the Georgetown Loop, a narrow-gauge railroad visible in the distance. 8x10 glass plate by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

Radio Nut: 1924

Posted: 22 Aug 2013 06:38 AM PDT

June 1924. Washington, D.C. "Radio nut -- this set with everything necessary for receiving music and speech by radio has been put into a coconut shell. It was built by H. Zamora, a native of Manila, Philippine Islands." Marketing suggests we call this the iNut. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

quinta-feira, 22 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


Rocky II: 1954

Posted: 21 Aug 2013 05:36 PM PDT

1954. "Boxer Rocky Graziano walking streets in New York with local boys." From photos for the Look magazine article "The Fight of My Life." View full size.

Jacked: 1942

Posted: 21 Aug 2013 01:19 PM PDT

November 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. Jacking up a car on the repair tracks at an Illinois Central Railroad yard." Someone get the spare out of the trunk? Medium-format negative by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

Rocky: 1954

Posted: 21 Aug 2013 10:09 AM PDT

Middleweight boxing champion Rocky Graziano in New York in 1954, photographed by John Vachon and Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine article "The Fight of My Life." View full size.

International Bridge: 1910

Posted: 21 Aug 2013 08:31 AM PDT

Circa 1910. "International Bridge over Niagara River at Buffalo, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

quarta-feira, 21 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


Cock Fight: 1914

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 08:24 PM PDT

1914. "Maranui Surf Life Saving Club 'cock fighting' at Lyall Bay, Wellington." Glass negative by Sydney Charles Smith, Melba Studios. View full size.

Executive Offices: 1946

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 02:04 PM PDT

March 3, 1946. "Eversharp Inc., Empire State Building, New York. Foyer III. Raymond Loewy Associates, client." And one homesick philodendron. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner Inc. View full size.

Wood Nymphs: 1924

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 12:01 PM PDT

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Dancers." Welcome to the Stevie Nicks Day Camp for Girls. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

The Big House: 1925

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 10:50 AM PDT

Circa 1925. "Woodrow Wilson house." No other information provided. (Not pictured: Tweety and Sylvester in the parlor, going at it hammer and tongs.) National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

terça-feira, 20 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


Winter Job: 1910

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 12:57 AM PDT

December 1910. "Hard work and dangerous for such a young boy. James O'Dell, a greaser and coupler on the tipple of the Cross Mountain Mine, Knoxville Iron Co., in the vicinity of Coal Creek, Tennessee. James has been here four months. Helps push these heavily loaded cars. Appears to be about 12 or 13 years old." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

A Wedding: 1955

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 05:37 PM PDT

From the Linda Kodachromes comes this circa 1955 slide labeled "Wedding." We hear the deviled eggs in the reception hall are first-rate. View full size.

The Milwaukee Road: 1943

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 01:15 PM PDT

January 1943. "A Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad train just arrived at Chicago Union Station." Medium format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Speedy Cyclists: 1913

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 10:37 AM PDT

Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1913. "Jack Suckling (center right with watch chain) and cyclists outside Speedy Cycle Works, Manchester Street. Champion cyclist Phil O'Shea is third from right." Photo by Adam Maclay. View full size.

Good Vibrations: 1926

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 06:06 AM PDT

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Dancers -- chorus girl using electric massage vibrator." Well, um, okay. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

segunda-feira, 19 de Agosto de 2013

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Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


The Chamber: 1906

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 01:18 AM PDT

Richmond, Virginia, circa 1906. "Chamber of Commerce building." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

The Butler: 1952

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 01:47 PM PDT

New York, 1952. "Martha Raye and Arthur Treacher on the set of her television show All-Star Revue." The sketch was called "The Butler." Photo by Charlotte Brooks for the Look magazine article "Perpetual Commotion." View full size.

The Bat-Plane: 1923

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 10:46 AM PDT

1923. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "NO CAPTION [Man with airplane in hangar]." The idea here might be "progress in aviation." View full size.