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Shorpy Historic Picture Archive - Old Photos & Fine Art Prints

Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog


Big & Tall: 1900

Posted: 10 Oct 2016 01:36 AM PDT

September 11, 1900. "Masonic Temple, State Street, Chicago -- Temple Theatre and Central Music Hall." Completed 1892; demolished 1939. Shortly after this photo was taken, Central Music Hall met the wrecking ball to make way for the Marshall Field department store. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

A Feather in Her Cap: 1920

Posted: 09 Oct 2016 10:27 AM PDT

San Francisco circa 1920. "Haynes touring car at DeYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park." Dapper flapper at the wheel, poised to take flight. Could this be our first photo by Chris Helin to portray someone famous? 5x7 glassneg. View full size.