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Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: School Makeover : 1919

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September 15, 1937. "First of fair sex to obtain motorcycle license in Capital. Although she weighs only 88 pounds -- one-third of the machine she rides, Mrs. Sally Halterman is the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia. She is 27 years old and 4 feet, 11 inches tall. Immediately after receiving her permit, Mrs. Halterman was initiated into the D.C. Motorcycle Club -- the only girl ever to be accorded this honor."

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Motorcycle Mama: 1937

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Scooter Sk8rs: September 15, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Scooter skates." On the right: Clarence Sherrill. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. Click to view full size.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Scooter Sk8rs: 1922

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New York circa 1900. "Operating room, Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital."

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Operation: 1900

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A sunny NYC in 1903.

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Backyard of a speakeasy in DC, 1921

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Avant-Garden: 1921

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July 1943. Greenville, South Carolina. Air Service Command. Writing a letter home. Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Dear Folks: 1943

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"Dust Bowl Farm Family." July 1936. Drought area of North Dakota. Family leaving drought-stricken farm for Oregon or Washington. (Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.)

July 1936. "Child of migratory fruit workers from Missouri in Yakima, Washington." What will become of her? Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.

New York City circa 1900. "Jewish market on the East Side." (amazing close up)

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: The Jewish Market: 1900

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Atlantic: August 17, 1904. "Atlantic at sail." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. Click to view full size.

Heat wave in New York. July 6, 1911. "Licking blocks of ice on a hot day."

Yale rowing team, 1911

Coal Country: September 1938. Osage, West Virginia. "Mining town. Coming home from school." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. Click to view full size.

Door hardware Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Clicquot Club: 1913

The Great Race: Shelter Island, New York, circa 1904. "A race. Manhanset House." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. Click to view full size.