Advertising & Stores

Omaha Hobo Hangout: 1938

Omaha Hobo Hangout: 1938

Lower Douglas Street, Omaha, was one of the hobo centers of the West. Movie theater with lots of posters and bar/cigar/pool hall with Storz Beer sign. Photo taken in 1938 by FSA photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Street Corner Policeman, Quebec, Canada: 1937

Street Corner Policeman, Quebec, Canada: 1937

Policeman directing traffic on street corner, Québec, Canada. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer Arthur Rothstein. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Peerless Dealership: early 1900s

Peerless Dealership: early 1900s

Store front window of Motor Car Company dealership, Washington, D.C., selling Peerless, Thomas, Buick and Stevens-Duryea model automobiles. Harris & Ewing, photographer. Photo taken between 1905 and 1945. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Remington Typewriter Salesman in Asia: 1909

Remington Typewriter Salesman in Asia: 1909

American Remington typewriter salesman in Beluchistan, or Balochistan, a mountainous region in the Iranian plateau in Southwest Asia, now a province in southwestern Pakistan. Great old photo showing Remington sign and load of typewriters on a camel. Photo taken between 1909 and 1920. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Human Skeletal Model: early 1900s

Human Skeletal Model: early 1900s

Property skeleton advertising Theatrical Property Room, New York City, early 1900s. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Six Day Motorcycle Race: early 1900s

Six Day Motorcycle Race: early 1900s

Six day bike race, Madison Square Garden, New York City. No date with the photo. If you click on View Detailed Image you will see ads for Indian Motorcycles as well as some old motorcycles. LOC has this in the cycling category but this looks to be indoor motorcycle racing. There is also a banner advertising Adam's Pepsin Tutti Frutti Chewing Gum. Bain News Service, publisher.

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