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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Covert Auction: 1938

Covert Auction: 1938

July 1938. Douglas, Georgia. "Wife of sharecropper in town to sell their crop at the tobacco auction." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Hot Lunch: 1942

Hot Lunch: 1942

November 1942. Garfield, Utah. "Loading a copper converter at the Garfield smelter of the American Smelting and Refining Company." Medium format nitrate negative by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Intensive Car Care: 1919

Intensive Car Care: 1919

March 17, 1919. "Interior of main garage of American Red Cross, 79 Rue Laugier, Paris, France." 5x7 glass negative by Henri A. Coles. View full size.

 

Ghosts on the Beach: 1905

Ghosts on the Beach: 1905

The Jersey Shore circa 1905. "The Casino, Asbury Park." Greetings from your great-great grandparents. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

What Goes Around: 1905

What Goes Around: 1905

Detroit, 1905. "Children's Day -- Playground at Belle Isle Park." Somewhere under all those kids, there's a merry-go-round. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Continental Hall: 1924

Continental Hall: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Memorial Continental Hall, 17th Street N.W." National headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Gloria Victis: 1903

Gloria Victis: 1903

Baltimore circa 1903. "Confederate Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Mount Royal Avenue." Sculptor Frederic Ruckstull's allegorical bronze "Spirit of the Confederacy," whose Latin inscription means "Glory to the Vanquished." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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