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Creepy Christmas Dude Redux: 1920s

Creepy Christmas Dude Redux: 1920s

Creepy little guy and Santa Claus unload a box from an American Railway Express truck. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Little Bo Peep Grows Up: 1938

Little Bo Peep Grows Up: 1938

Woman getting dressed up for the Congressional Club Gay 90's party, 1938. Awesome clown head with fireman hat in background. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Pricey Pigeons: 1937

Pricey Pigeons: 1937

Description with photo: "Passenger pigeon eggs at $300 a piece. Washington, D.C., Dec. 1. Since the last passenger pigeon in existence died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914, the eggs from the now extinct birds have become so scarce that G. Ellis Miller, of this city, is asking $300 a piece for the three perfect ones in his possession--with no takers.

Fish Hat: 1914

Fish Hat: 1914

Woman wearing a hat shaped like a fish. Might be an ethnic tradition. No other data with the photo. Perhaps someone can fill in the blanks. 1914 photo by Theodore C. Marceau. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Patriotic Knitting Bee: 1910s

Patriotic Knitting Bee: 1910s

Patriotic knitting bee with men in uniform, man knitting, stars and strips banner, and police watching. Probably related to World War One, but no date with the photo. Bain News Service, publisher. Original medium: glass negative.

Crash Thompson Redux: 1940

Crash Thompson Redux: 1940

Guy posed with a car that says Crash Thompson. Another photo posted here about a month ago shows the side of the car which says Death Defying Thrill Driver. Probably Crash, possibly not.

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