Big City Life

Pawn Shop: 1920s

Pawn Shop: 1920s

Pawn shop and part of a barber shop, Cooper Square. No date or location on photo caption, but probably 1920s in New York City. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

First Skyscraper, New Orleans: 1936

First Skyscraper, New Orleans: 1936

Historic American Buildings Survey description: "First Skyscraper, 638 Royal Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Other title: Sieur George House, Lemonnier House. General view looking toward the river on St. Peter Street." Nice street level view with advertising signs and cars. Photo taken in 1936 by photographer Richard Koch for HABS.

Oregon Girls Take New York: 1910

Oregon Girls Take New York: 1910

Oregon girls in New York City in front of Hotel Martha Washington, ready to hit the town. Nice early 1900s fashion photo taken between 1910 and 1915. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Pennsylvania Avenue Parade: 1921

Pennsylvania Avenue Parade: 1921

Washington D.C. police officer on a beautiful white horse. Possibly participating in the inauguration parade for President Harding, 1921. LOC says the photo was taken between 1910 and 1921. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Headed to Church: 1910

Headed to Church: 1910

Fifth Avenue, New York City at Easter. Busy street scene with heavy foot, car and horse-drawn carriage traffic. Photo taken between 1910 and 1915. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Just a Sip at Twilight: 1938

Just a Sip at Twilight: 1938

Homemade swimming pool for steelworkers' children in front of an Iron City Beer advertising billboard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1938. Arthur Rothstein, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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