Spotlight: American Cities

This week’s images are streetscapes of American cities from 1917 and 1918. Images were pulled from RG 4-G: U.S.Food Administration. Do you recognize any of these places? Can you imagine walking along these streets during WWI?

 

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Unknown City (4-G-29-75)
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Palace Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio (4-G-29-29)
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Sign Day, Washington, DC (4-G-29-110B)
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Red Cross Headquarters, Chicishaw (sic), Oklahoma (4-G-29-47)
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Colonial Theater, Richmond, Virginia (4-G-29-76)
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Unknown City (4-G-29-7)
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Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio (4-G-29-66)
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City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4-G-29-3)
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Balto (sic), Maryland (4-G-25-3)
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Slate St., Albany, New York (4-G-25-2)
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N.Y. City – Longacre Sq (4-G-26-6)

 

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Kress & Co., Houston (?), Texas (4-G-29-108)

For more on WWI era food rationing, see “Spotlight: War Time Candies” and “Spotlight: Baking in WWI.

4 thoughts on “Spotlight: American Cities

  1. I think the Unidentified City in “4-G-29-7” is City Hall in Philadelphia!

  2. I believe Unknown City (4-G-29-7) is the City Hall in Philadelphia, PA, viewed possibly from Market Street (east) side. It’s in the French Second Empire style just like the Old Executive Office Building in DC.
    I also believe Unknown City (4-G-29-75) might be a torn-down building in Philadelphia because Kaier Co. was a brewing company based in eastern Pennsylvania.

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