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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

Our Gang: 1909

Our Gang: 1909

March 1909. "One way to control the street boys. A common scene in the Bancroft-Foote Boys Club, New Haven, Connecticut." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Collectibles: 1942

Collectibles: 1942

October 1942. "Scrap and salvage depot. Butte, Montana." Where this kind of stuff ended up in the olden days, back before they invented eBay. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information.

 

Cherry Smash: 1921

Cherry Smash: 1921

"People's Drug Store, Seventh and K Street N.W." A Washington, D.C., soda fountain circa 1921. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Victoria's Corset: 1920

Victoria's Corset: 1920

"Wells Corset Shop, 1920." Unmentionables under glass at 1331 G Street N.W. in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Motown: 1942

Motown: 1942

Detroit, July 1942. "Looking east on Farnsworth Street with the Rackham Memorial Building at right and Detroit Institute of Art on the left." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel. View full size.

 

They Shall Remain Nameless: 1925

They Shall Remain Nameless: 1925

Circa 1925. The title of this one is "Untitled" because the label fell off eons ago. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fourteenth and Q: 1932

Fourteenth and Q: 1932

"Street scene, auto accident, 14th and Q." A second look at this Washington, D.C., car crash circa 1932. National Photo Co. safety film negative. View full size.

 
 
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