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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Cobb Cottage: 1900

Cobb Cottage: 1900

Circa 1900. "Nathan Cobb house, a summer cottage, Ormond, Fla." A residence built from materials salvaged from the wrecked schooner Nathan F. Cobb, which capsized and ran aground off Ormond Beach in 1896. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Young Salts: 1900

Young Salts: 1900

The Jersey Shore circa 1900. "Children playing in the surf at Asbury Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Vroom With a View: 1928

Vroom With a View: 1928

San Francisco circa 1928. "DeSoto sedan cresting hill." Last seen here a year ago, making steady progress up Webster Street toward points unknown. 5x7 inch glass negative by automotive impresario Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Lonely Buoy: 1935

Lonely Buoy: 1935

Circa 1935. "Water scenes. Water and Sky I. Made for Mr. Sharpe of Potomac Electric Power Co." 5x7 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Electrify Your Kitchen: 1940

Electrify Your Kitchen: 1940

Prince George's County, Maryland, circa 1940. "Electric Institute of Washington. Cameo Theatre, Mount Rainier lecture." Reddy Kilowatt wants you to Just Say No to coal and gas. Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

The New P.O.: 1901

The New P.O.: 1901

Circa 1901. "The New Post Office, Milwaukee, Wisconsin." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Old New Hampshire: 1908

Old New Hampshire: 1908

Circa 1908. "Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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