American Views

Hat Renovating: 1921

Hat Renovating: 1921

Grand Palace - shoe shining, hat renovating, cleaning, dyeing, pressing parlor at 719 1/2 14th St., Washington, D.C.. Nice advertising sign picture. Photo taken between 1921 and 1922. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Iron River Fiddle Family: 1937

Iron River Fiddle Family: 1937

Lon Allen and his son playing their fiddles to the tune of "The Arkansas Traveler." The fiddle played by the son was made by him. Banjo and another fiddle hanging on the wall. Near Iron River, Michigan. Great Depression era photo taken in 1937 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Benton Harbor Filling Station: 1940s

Benton Harbor Filling Station: 1940s

Gas station with old cars and pickup truck, and advertising for cola, cigarettes, tires, Detrola and Supertone radios, and gasoline, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Photo taken in 1940 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Motorcycle Show: 1941

Motorcycle Show: 1941

Man painting a sign for a motorcycle show, Fourth of July, Vale, Oregon. Photo taken in 1941 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Indian River, Florida Getaway: 1890s

Indian River, Florida Getaway: 1890s

Men relaxing near tiki huts with palm frond roofs. Dawson's, Gem Island, Indian River, Florida. Photo taken between 1880 and 1897 by William Henry Jackson. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: dry plate glass negative.

Peoples Drug Store No. 12: 1921

Peoples Drug Store No. 12: 1921

Peoples Drug Store, corner of North Capitol Street & H Street, Washington, D.C., between 1921 and 1922. National Photo Company Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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