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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Pier 42: 1920

Pier 42: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Nash motor truck on waterfront." The Pier 42 bulkhead building on the Embarcadero, with a truck evidently bound for San Diego. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Volley of the Dolls: 1943

Volley of the Dolls: 1943

October 1943. Washington, D.C. "Sally Dessez, a student at Woodrow Wilson High School, playing a tennis match." Along with This Girl. Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Home Office: 1956

Home Office: 1956

1956. "Hayes residence, Kessler Lake Drive, Dallas. Bedroom to adjoining office." Our third look at car dealer Earl Hayes' contemporary cottage. Photo by Maynard L. Parker for House Beautiful. Source: Huntington Library. View full size.

Drummer Girls: 1942

Drummer Girls: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. Southington girls, members of the youth drum corps." Medium format negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Meet Me at Multnomah: 1918

Meet Me at Multnomah: 1918

Multnomah Falls, Oregon, circa 1918. "Kissel military Highway Scout Kar." The camouflage-painted car last seen here and here patrolling the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Living Large: 1956

Living Large: 1956

1956. "Hayes residence, Kessler Lake Drive, Dallas. Living room to fireplace. Architects: Prinz & Brooks." Our second look at Chevrolet dealer Earl Hayes' midcentury manse with the tacky acoustic-tile ceiling. Photo by Maynard L. Parker for House Beautiful. Source: Huntington Library. View full size.

Handy Helpers: 1942

Handy Helpers: 1942

May 1942. Southington, Connecticut. "Boys collecting paper and metal for scrap drive." Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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