sábado, 21 de diciembre de 2013

Clásicos #18: Harris & Ewing (George Harris and Martha Ewing) (Estados Unidos)


1916. U.S.S. Franklin, used as training ship. Admiral Farragut's flagship.

1919. District of Columbia. Various views at D.C. Jail.

Another 1923 view of back-alley Washington, D.C. by Harris and Ewing

April 1918. Washington, D.C. Downtown construction. Another perspective on the excavation work.

Arlington National Cemetery, 1922.


Arlington Virginia 1917 US Army motorcycle and sidecar at Fort Myer by Harris & Ewing collection

November 30, 1938. "Now that President Roosevelt has approved the $15 million low rent housing program for the District of Columbia, such slum scenes as this will disappear from the 'city beautiful.


City rowhouses, 1923. Another glimpse of back-alley Washington, D.C by Harris and Ewing

City rowhouses, 1923. The latest stop on our back-alley tour of Washington, D.C., in a neighborhood convenient to ice.

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1920. "Dr. A.A. Foster and family of Dallas, Texas, in auto tourist camp." A novelty that would evolve into tourist cabins of the 1920s and '30s, the motor courts of the '40s and '50s and culminate in the motor hotel, or "motel."

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Harris & Ewing. Exterior, new studio." The new offices of "America's studio beautiful" opened in November 1924 at the same F Street address as the previous building (whose ground-floor tenant, Lucio's jewelry store, was the scene of a robbery/arson/suicide-by-cyanide shortly before the building was remodeled). The basement storage vault was said to have held a million glass negatives, the bulk of which were donated to the Library of Congress in 1955.

July 1913. Gettysburg reunion Veterans of the G.A.R. and of the Confederacy, at the Encampment.

March 1925. Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania Avenue.

Aftermath of the McCrory disaster, a virtually forgotten chapter in the history of Washington, D.C.: At 1:32 p.m. on Nov. 21, 1929, a boiler in the basement of the McCrory five-and-dime store at 416 Seventh Street NW exploded, demolishing the ground floor and igniting a fire in a deafening blast whose final toll was six dead and dozens injured. 

January 14, 1939. "National Capital digs out after storm. Nearly five inches of snow blanketed Washington yesterday, followed by sleet. Icy steps made the going to and from the Capitol difficult until workmen arrived this morning and scraped away the menace." 

July 14, 1929. "New Boston train, 'The Senator,' at Washington's Union Station, departing at 12:30 p.m. The train is to arrive in Boston at 10 p.m., cutting 3½ hours off the time made by the other two Pennsylvania line trains there, the Federal and Colonial expresses."

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Street scene, Pennsylvania Avenue." Here we see the tower of the Old Post Office as well as a number of vanished Washington landmarks including the Parker Bridget department store

Produce wagon in city, 1923.

Sept. 12, 1919. Washington, D.C. First Division, American Expeditionary Forces. Union Station plaza -- Pershing arriving.

September 30, 1918. Fourth Liberty Loan.

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Street scene with snow." More specifically the scene on F Street NW just outside the Harris & Ewing studio, which was over the Victrola store.

Summer 1929. Washington, D.C. Workers on building under construction

February 1917. "Union Transfer Company truck, German Embassy." The scene at the embassy in Washington after Woodrow Wilson ended diplomatic relations with Germany, two months before the United States made its declaration of war. 

Washington circa 1923. Auto crash in woods.

Washington, D.C. City rowhouses, 1923. A coal wagon in DeSales Alley

Washington, D.C. Storm damage. Between 1913 and 1918.

Washington, D.C., 1914. District of Columbia. Alley clearance slum views.

Washington, D.C., 1917. Reynolds, J., performing acrobatic and balancing acts on high cornice above Ninth Street N.W.

Washington, D.C., 1919. Junior Marines. Our second look in as many days at these clean-living lads.

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. Harris & Ewing. Exterior, old studio, F Street

Washington, D.C., circa 1911. Hudson cars, H.B. Leary agency, 1317½ 14th Street N.W.

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. Street scene, 15th and G Streets near Riggs National Bank.

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. Emergency Fleet Corporation, building exterior.

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. Pennsylvania Avenue with snow.

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. garage.

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. Irish Free State legation, Florida Avenue.

Washington, D.C., circa 1938. Goodyear Blimp at Washington Air Post.

Washington, D.C., in 1918. Fifteenth Street.

February 1913. "Woman suffrage -- hikers arriving in Washington from New York." Today marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Over the next few days we'll post some more suffrage photos. 
Washington, D.C., circa 1922. Boy and dog
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