Big City Life

Vestal Virgin: 1908

Vestal Virgin: 1908

Miss Goodrich breaking bottle and naming collier (coal ship) 'Vestal'. Ship launch at Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City, 1908. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Madison Street, Chicago: 1900

Madison Street, Chicago: 1900

Madison Street East from Fifth Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1900. Another of the active street scenes with wonderful detail from Detroit Publishing Company. This is a magnified horizontal crop of the photo published at 6 am this morning. Click on View Detailed Image to see all of the great signs and activity in the photo. LOC original medium: glass negative - dry plate.

Just My Size: 1937

Just My Size: 1937

From LOC: "Washington youngster solves parking problem. Washington, D.C.. Transportation and no parking worries. Nelm Clark, 16-year old Washington youngster, solved this problem by combining a lawn mower motor with a set of motor cycle gears to make this unusual midget auto.

Madison Street, Chicago: 1900

Madison Street, Chicago: 1900

Madison Street East from Fifth Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1900. Another of the active street scenes with wonderful detail from Detroit Publishing Company. A magnified horizontal crop of the area below the hanging sign will be published later today. Click on View Detailed Image to see all of the great signs and activity in the photo. LOC original medium: glass negative - dry plate.

Brooklyn Car Strike: early 1900s

Brooklyn Car Strike: early 1900s

Getting around during a Brooklyn streetcar strike. No date recorded with the photo. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Public Square, Cleveland: 1900

Public Square, Cleveland: 1900

Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio, 1900. Click on View Detailed Image to see the amazing detail in the photo, including an advertising sign for The Home Painless Dentists. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: glass negative - dry plate.

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