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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Historic Photos / Set # 11

Please Note: The art of photography has the ability to expose brutality and provide evidence of the utter failure of humanity.  Some Images may be disturbing...

May 1940. "Young boy and calf at Granger Homesteads, Iowa" by John Vachon for the FSA.

Saturday Matinee 1925 - Sidney Lust's Leader Theater at 507 Ninth Street NW in Washington, D.C. Now playing: "The Air Mail," starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and an "Our Gang" short. National Photo Company glass negative.

March 1943. Rochester, New York. "The Babcocks, an American family, tuning in for war news."Photo by Ralph Amdursky, Office of War Information.

August 1939. Three of the four Arnold children outside their farmhouse at Michigan Hill. The oldest boy earned the money to buy his bicycle. Thurston County, western Washington. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

The Christmas Kid / Christmas 1958 Somewhere in Pennsylvania. Source Unknown

December 1936. "Mrs. Charles Benning and baby in their shack home at Shantytown." Spencer, Iowa - 35mm negative by Russell Lee.

 Office Workers in the Stamp Division of the National Post Office - Washington, 1923. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 Actor Major Mite December 7, 1922. Washington, D.C. At age nine, who appeared in "Our Gang" short films and played one of the Munchkin in "The Wizard of Oz." Standing next to camera - National Photo Co.

Night view of the Washington Street produce market, New York City, 1952. Photograph by Walter Albertin for the World Telegram & Sun.

 December 1940. "Window display for Christmas sale. Providence, Rhode Island." "Billy the Monkey" now just 89 cents! 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano.

New York circa 1916. "Fresh opossums hanging up on display outside a butcher shop." Photo by George Grantham - The Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

Cypress Gardens, Fla. Promotional Photo for Theme Park and Botanical Gardens, April 5, 1957.

March 1936. "Mother and baby of family of nine living in a field on U.S. Route 70 near the Tennessee River." 35mm negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration.

Detroit circa 1901. "Steamer Tashmoo leaving wharf." Another look at the popular excursion steamer with a capacity crowd of day trippers sightseeing tour. Detroit Publishing Company.

April 24, 1973. "Interview with Lt. Commander John S. McCain, Vietnam prisoner of war." Medium format negative by Thomas J. O'Halloran.

December 1941. City Diner - Washington, D.C. "Hot Shoppe Restaurant." Photo by John Collier.

May 1940. "Young Negro farm laborer. Stem, North Carolina." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

President Kennedy on that dark yet sunny day in Dallas, minutes before he was assassinated. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress.

June 1942. Washington, D.C. “Young boy standing in the doorway of his home on Seaton Road in the Northwest section. His leg was cut off by a streetcar while he was playing in the street.” Photo by Gordon Parks.

27 Cents a Gallon / The Caskey/Smith Texaco Service Station in 1963, located in the Lakewood area of Dallas, Texas.

Halloween 1958 – Class Costume Party – Photo taken by a school teacher of her class in Michigan 1958. Collection of Joe Geronimo.

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Red Cross volunteers at Walter Reed Hospital." Nurses distribute cigarettes for the wounded back from the trenches of Europe. Harris & Ewing.

 "October 3, 1924. Washington, D.C. Waiting in line for tickets for the opening game of the World Series. Picture snapped at 10 p.m. October 3rd, twenty-four hours before the tickets will be placed on sale."  Photographer / Source Unknown.

New York circa 1908. "Cortlandt Street." Future site of the World Trade Center and current location of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum – Photo by Detroit Publishing Company.

Photo of the Private Ambulance reserved for clients of the "W.W. Chambers Funeral Home" It was often customary for the local funeral home to also offer ambulance service, especially in small towns where the local funeral director often also served as the local coroner.  Photo by National Photo - Washington, D.C., circa 1927. Comments by Alex Doomchek.

New York circa 1901. "South Street and Brooklyn Bridge." Detroit Publishing Company. South Street Seaport was once an actual seaport.  Today the site is a destination for visiting tourists with shops and restaurants and the South Street Shopping Mall.

Off to School – October 1964, Pamrapo Avenue in Jersey City, NJ.

Additional References____________________________________ 
Special thanks to the following additional online collection sources and archives... Tumblr, Pinterest, Shorpy, Life Magazine, Historical Times,  Histoire-fanatique, Getty Images, Harris & Ewing, The Nifty Fifties, Farm Security Administration, Classicland, History Wars, Historic Photo, Houk Gallery, Mundovigilia, Those Old Times, The Story in Pictures, National Photo Company, Office of War Information, United States Armed Forces, NASA, Detroit Publishing Company... 

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