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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Chef's Table: 1951

Chef's Table: 1951

Columbus, Georgia. "Housing 1-18-51." If this lady's five calendars are any guide, the caption is a month off. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Sierra del Fuego: 1958

Sierra del Fuego: 1958

Oakland, California, circa 1958. "Collision and fire." A 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air carbecue. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Indyrama: 1905

Indyrama: 1905

Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1905, in a panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass plates. Who can identify the three thoroughfares? View full size.

 

Chicken House: 1948

Chicken House: 1948

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1948. "Housing -- 'A.C.' chicken house dwelling." These youngsters may be poor, but they seem to be comics-literate. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Cozy Shack: 1951

Cozy Shack: 1951

Columbus, Georgia. "Housing 1-18-51." First in a series from the News Archive showing slums supposedly in need of clearance. 4x5 negative. View full size.

 

Desert Waterbag: 1923

Desert Waterbag: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Buick touring car -- Ridgewood Hereford." A budding cattle baron and his steed, ready for the roundup. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Night Swimming: 1952

Night Swimming: 1952

"North Columbus Recreation Dept. 1952." What seems to be a ceremony involving ribbons and cake. 4x5 negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 
 
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