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Skulls On Board   Leave a comment

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "NO CAPTION (man with skull display)." Friends of the family, no doubt. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.  From Shorpy Historical Photos.

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. “NO CAPTION (man with skull display).” Friends of the family, no doubt. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. From Shorpy Historical Photos.

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Shorpy Historical Photos: Seven Skulls

Posted October 31, 2014 by henrymowry in Photography

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Camp Curry, 1920   Leave a comment

May 1920. Yosemite National Park. "Prize Cup, Fourth Annual AAA Economy Run, Los Angeles to Camp Curry." An early test of fuel efficiency sponsored by Standard Oil of California. Originally from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, acquired and scanned by Shorpy Historical Photos.

May 1920. Yosemite National Park. “Prize Cup, Fourth Annual AAA Economy Run, Los Angeles to Camp Curry.” An early test of fuel efficiency sponsored by Standard Oil of California. Originally from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, acquired and scanned by Shorpy Historical Photos.

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Shorpy Historical Photos: L.A. To Yosemite: 1920

Posted October 22, 2014 by henrymowry in California

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Fordson Tractor   Leave a comment

Sept. 26, 1921. Fordson was a brand of tractors developed by Henry Ford using the same technology as the Model T. A photo in the Washington Star identifies this young lady as "Miss Myrtle Lewton of Takoma, Md., Golden Eagle Girl Scout who received her decoration from the Queen of Belgium." National Photo Company glass negative, from Shorpy Historical Photos.

Sept. 26, 1921. Fordson was a brand of tractors developed by Henry Ford using the same technology as the Model T. A photo in the Washington Star identifies this young lady as “Miss Myrtle Lewton of Takoma, Md., Golden Eagle Girl Scout who received her decoration from the Queen of Belgium.” National Photo Company glass negative, from Shorpy Historical Photos.

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Shorpy: Golden Eagle 1921

Posted October 20, 2014 by henrymowry in Photography

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Red Hair Wins Again   Leave a comment

July 1952. "Photographs show models posed leaning shoulders against mirrors, resulting in reflected images. Includes women wearing furs and jewels; various hairstyles." Color transparency by Louis Faurer for the Look magazine assignment "Reflected Beauty: Hair Now Gets Double Exposure." From Shorpy Historical Photos; see link below.

July 1952. “Photographs show models posed leaning shoulders against mirrors, resulting in reflected images. Includes women wearing furs and jewels; various hairstyles.” Color transparency by Louis Faurer for the Look magazine assignment “Reflected Beauty: Hair Now Gets Double Exposure.” From Shorpy Historical Photos; see link below.

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Shorpy Historical Photos: Doppleginger: 1952

Posted March 28, 2014 by henrymowry in Photography

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Camping Has Changed   Leave a comment

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New Zealand circa 1905. “Male youths outside tent, probably Christchurch district.” Glass plate by Adam Maclay. Shorpy Historical Photos

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Posted September 4, 2013 by henrymowry in Photography

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Before The Transistor….   Leave a comment

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." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. Shorpy Historical Photos.

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.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. Shorpy Historical Photos.

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Posted August 24, 2013 by henrymowry in Media, Photography

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The Baby Trolly   Leave a comment

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Maternity ward. Nurses with babies." Please have your claim check ready. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. Shorpy Historical Photos.

You just don’t see baby trollies in today’s hospital. Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Maternity ward. Nurses with babies.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. Shorpy Historical Photos.

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Student Nurses, 1942

Posted July 24, 2013 by henrymowry in Photography

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The Coming of Radio-Vision   Leave a comment

1925. "Motion pictures by radio are very near, predicts C. Francis Jenkins, who has designed this small radio-vision receiving set for use in the home. It is only a few inches square and is attached to the regular radio receiving set. A miniature motion picture screen is placed on the wall of your home, as shown in this photo. The first of this machine to be made. The photo was taken in Mr. Jenkins's laboratory at Washington, D.C." Harris & Ewing glass negative.

1925. “Motion pictures by radio are very near, predicts C. Francis Jenkins, who has designed this small radio-vision receiving set for use in the home. It is only a few inches square and is attached to the regular radio receiving set. A miniature motion picture screen is placed on the wall of your home, as shown in this photo. The first of this machine to be made. The photo was taken in Mr. Jenkins’s laboratory at Washington, D.C.” Harris & Ewing glass negative.

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