Tuesday, June 24, 2008

blog #115 >> Shorpy

Shorpy! My favorite stop for old photographs.
www.Shorpy.com is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a boy who worked in an Alabama coal mine near the turn of the century. It has lots of great images and is always a great way to pass some extra time.

A woman floating in the water at Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida. The image by fashion photographer Toni Frissell was published in Harper's Bazaar in December 1947. See here.

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Auto accident." National Photo Co. See here.

Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Child seated in toy automobile." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. The radio: Atwater-Kent 84Q. See here.

March 12, 1925. "C.W. Mitman of Smithsonian Institution with giant and midget bulbs." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. See here.

April 1942. DeLand, Florida, machine shop pool. "Aircraft construction class. Clyde Williams, instructor in the Daytona Beach Vocational School, guides the hands of Marie Myers in the first steps of becoming an aircraft welder. Marie was a high school student taking a business course, when she gave it up for defense training entitling her to a high school diploma. She has two brothers in the Army." View full size. 4x5 negative by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information. See here.



Lissette said...

I absolutely adore the photo with the little boy and toy automobile. I wish I had one to ride on the sidewalk. Gorgeous blog!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! That photo of the floating woman is so beautiful and eerie at the same time!! It's so ghostly, but elegant! Woo! Great post!

Anonymous said...

And your comment yesterday made me laugh out loud! ;) Thanks! I love my pansy location!

Anonymous said...

Be sure to look at the one titled 'Clown Eats Boy" on the same website. I love the shirt. Thanks for showing us a great place to view old photos. LM

Theresa said...

I just love that picture of the old car. It's like he's saying, "...sigh... I'm a car! And I don't know what to do! I wanted to go both left and right at the same time, but I just can't... 'cause I'm a car... and now I'm just going to sit here, mope about it, and look miserable. I hate being car right now... I wish I were... a train... No wait! Trains can't turn at all, that wouldn't do me any good. I wish I were an elephant! Yeah, that's it! I wish I were an elephant."