Little barefoot boy in the Arkansas Ozarks taken by famous Farm Security
Administration Photographer Arthur Rothstein. The photographer spent much of his time in the 1930's documenting
the Depression in Oklahoma, Arkansas & Texas. This is a reprint of the original photograph taken in 1936.
Historic photo looking down Market Street at Powell Street in San Francisco,
California towards the Bank of America tower in the 1930's.
A 1940's Barber Shop in Maryland showing the shaving cups for the
individual customers. Note the barber's visor.
August 16, 1953 photo of the Boude Storey Jr. High Drum Majorettes at
practice for the football season. Identified as (left to right) Jo Anne Cook, Diana Schoppaul, Paula Stone, Brenda Thompson
and Jo Ann Nycum.
Unique photo of kitty cat sipping beer while the patron was asleep in
a New York City Irish bowery bar.
High School Boys Cooking Class offered through the public schools in
Northern Minnesota in 1938 were to teach boys the basics of cooking in preparation for camping trips to the North Woods and
as future husbands. Note the cutesy aprons.
The Delta Lines SS Del Norte was one of three passenger/cargo liners
which helped re-establish U.S. trade to South America after the Second World War. The unusual design by the naval
architect George G. Sharp of New York, made them unique along the New Orleans waterfront and the east coast of South America,
an area where they traded for nearly a quarter of a century.
Spectacular old night photograph of downtown Denver, Colorado.
This particular image, probably from the late 1930's, was taken at Christmas time. Printed from negative.
View of the theater district in downtown Denver, Colorado on Sixteenth
Street. The area housed most of the theaters in the Colorado city in the 1940's & 1950's.
A Farm Security Administration photograph of one of the first public
school hot lunch programs was taken by an unidentified FSA photographer in 1940. The location for the photograph was
a rural school in Iowa. Through the daily service of warm, nourishing food, prepared by qualified, needy women workers, the
WPA made is possible for many underprivileged children grow into useful, healthy citizens of the future.
Grandpa Jones and the Carson Cowboys 1930's & 1940's popular
radio show in St. Louis, Missouri. They performed on 3 local radio stations, KSD, WEW and KWK, on different days of the week
in competition with several shows Uncle Dick Slack sponsored on the competing station KMOX. Grandpappy Jones was the
group leader and emcee of the show which aired from the Chase Hotel in St. Louis.
Great photograph of Paramount Pictures Hollywood front gate. The Limo
in front is dropping off a star named Roy. Note gate door is open. and the guard is calling on the intercom.
An Esther Bubley photograph of a quartet of singers at the First Baptist
Church in Tomball, Texas in 1945. This photograph is from The Standard Oil of New Jersey series of photographs documenting
the transportation industry during and after World War II.
An American company founded in 1903 and located in Reading, PA, Reading
Standard used Thor engines (or clones) in its early machines, which could achieve speeds upwards 35 mph. The cycle had
a seat post similar to that of today. Its early machines sold for around $200 and included a side valve, designed by
Charles Gustafson, that was based on the ten-current Peugeot motor; machines of this era were serious contenders in speed
and distance races. Reading Standard ceased to exist as a brand when the company was bought in 1922 by the Cleveland
Motorcycle Company of England.
Promotional photograph for Revlon nail polish in the 1940's.
Highway approaching Tampa, Florida in the late 1927. Billboard
advertising 400 room Tampa Bay Hotel & Jack's Place Roadside Hamburger Stand. Note the Coca-Cola advertisement.
Model "A" style cars are on the highway. Photo printed from negative.
Sivils hired and paid one lady to hire and oversee the carhops.
The carhops worked for tips only and had to pay a stipend to the overseer. The girls wore short, short skirts and roller skated
around the parking area. When a car pulled into the lot a man in a tower above the cafe would broadcast the parking
spot. A carhop would come to the car and place a card with her number on it on the windshield. When a car wanted
service, the driver would flash the headlights and the lookout would announce the parking area and the carhop's number.
They also had a small outdoor dance floor and juke box.
A Tacoma, Washington policeman on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a
squad car officer are shown here in a 1930's photo.
Bo Pilgrim shown here with his best friend "The Chicken."
The Pilgrims story traces its beginnings to a single feed store in the small town of Pittsburg, Texas in 1946. In the early
days brothers Aubrey & Bo would sell 100 baby chicks and a sack of feed to local farmers. The farmers would sell
the grown chickens back to the Pilgrim Brothers. Today Pilgrims Pride has 8.5 billion a year in sales and sells 9 billion
pounds of chicken and exports to 80 countries.
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