Saturday, September 14, 2013

15 Old US Pics

As readers know, I am fascinated with photographs of the past. (Someone will say that every photograph is of the past 1 second later). As a departure from local old pics and in recognition of the large contingent of American subscribers and readers of this blog, today’s post is of old US pics. . . 

April 1937. U.S. post office. Shawneetown, Illinois.

Washington, D.C., 1913. E.F. Droop & Sons Co. music store.
Note the guys ogling the woman. Was it staged to be taken in front of Droop's?

Sept. 2, 1905. St. Clair, Michigan. Launch of steamer Frank J. Hecker.

Thisbe, circa 1900.

New York circa 1903. Flatiron Building, Broadway and Fifth Avenue.

June 25, 1921. Washington, D.C. Bathing Costume Contest.

August 21, 1922. Citizens' Military Training Camp, Camp Meade (Fort Meade, Md.)

Circa 1935. Crossroads store at Sprott, Alabama.

Buffalo, New York, circa 1908. Erie County Savings Bank, Niagara Street."

Circa 1908. Littleton, New Hampshire -- Main Street.

1924, Dancers, American Ballet

1890’s, Michigan, logging

1912, Army test pilot, testing Curtiss plane

1940’s, the original McDonalds in San Bernadino, California, established by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald. Their business partner ray Kroc later purchased their interest and went on to establish the McDonalds empire.

1923, original Hollywood sign.
The sign was erected in 1923 as an advertisement for a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district. The sign flashed in parts – Holly, Wood, Land – and then flashed the whole word.

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