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Photo of the Day – 02/13/17 (“Rickety Manor”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “Rickety Manor, 1937”

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This is another one of those fun “then and now” photos that make history come alive.  I saw this photo from 1937 and it looks like the place is about to fall down. surprisingly it was still standing and looks like it’s in great shape. It’s the Josiah Smith Tennent House and is on the  US Register of Historic Places.  Today it is home to a variety of non-profit organizations, including a dental care facility and day care– [GOOGLE MAPS]

1937. “Charleston, South Carolina. 727 Bay Street.” Come in, and watch your step. 8×10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. 

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Posted by on February 13, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/06/17 (“Glascock House”, 1939)

Daily Photo — “Glascock House, 1939”

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This is another one of those fun “then and now” photos that make history come alive.  The house pictured was built in 1844, photographed here in 1939, and still stands today in 2017, where is it used as an office for a real estate appraiser. — [GOOGLE MAPS]

1939. “Glascock House, 1109 21st Ave., Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Built 1844 for John Glascock of Virginia.” Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. 

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Posted by on February 6, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 01/27/17 (“Thomas the Tonsorialist”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “Thomas the Tonsorialist, 1937”

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I love photos like these that are a snapshot of a place at a moment in time.  Even better, now that we have Google Maps and street view, we can see what they look like today and now much (or little) has changed.  This building is still standing, albeit without the second door at 19th & Bainbridge.– via Google.

Tonsorialist: “Of or pertaining to a barber or his work; often used humorously, as ‘a tonsorial artist’ or ‘tonsorialist’”

Spring 1937. “Barber shop at 19th and Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia.” If the twirling candystripes don’t pull you in, there’s always the psychedelic eyeball. Photo by Paul Vanderbilt for the Resettlement Administration. 

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Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 01/26/17 (“I Gave My Eyes”, 1932)

Daily Photo — “I Gave My Eyes, 1932”

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“World War veteran, Bonus Expeditionary Force.” Scene from the “Bonus March” on Washington, when thousands of veterans converged on the capital in 1932 to demand cash redemption of their WWI service certificates, a bonus that wasn’t supposed to be paid until 1945. Harris & Ewing glass negative. 

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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 01/05/17 (“Historical Trashbins”, 1938)

Daily Photo — “Historical Trashbins”

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The juxtaposition of the historical marker with the day’s trash is interesting here.  What’s also very neat is that right on the other side of the fence sits Harvard University and all the history from not only the marker, but the institution itself that rests behind. The marker, fence, and Harvard are all still there today, and you can check that out here on Google maps as well!

Spring 1938. “Cambridge, Massachusetts. Historical marker with trash cans.” Medium format negative by Paul Vanderbilt. 

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Posted by on January 5, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/08/16 (“Country Store”, 1939 – 2 Views)

Daily Photo — “Country Store, 1939”

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Here are two different views of the same country store in rural North Carolina in 1939.  This is a wonderful pair as you can compare and contrast not only the two images taken at different times from just about the same position, but also it speaks volumes to the conditions in the South at the time both racially and economically.  Plus, I absolutely LOVE all the advertisements and background details.  Thanks to Google Maps, you can also see what it looks like today!

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July 1939. Gordonton, N.C. “Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. Note kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men sitting on the porch. Brother of store owner stands in doorway.” 4×5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. 

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July 1939. “Daughter of white tobacco sharecropper at country store. Person County, North Carolina.” Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. 

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Posted by on December 8, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/12/15 (“Gray Acres”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “Gray Acres, 1937”

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October 1937. “Family of Joe Kramer, farmer near Williston, North Dakota.” Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration.

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Posted by on November 12, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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