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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SIGHTSEEING IN MANCHURIA, 1937

Atlanta Depot: 1864

Atlanta Depot: 1864

1864. "Atlanta, Georgia, railroad yards." Wet plate collodion glass negative, left half of stereograph pair, by George N. Barnard. View full size.

 

Chicago & North Western: 1942

Chicago & North Western: 1942

December 1942. "One of the Chicago and North Western R.R. classification yards." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Heavy Metal: 1920

Heavy Metal: 1920

Circa 1920. "Stove. Standard Engraving Co." Continuing the Shorpy Cavalcade of Iron Age Kitchen Equipment. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Do Not Disturb: 1923

Do Not Disturb: 1923

February 27, 1923. "Miss Alice Reighly, 1409 Harvard Street, president of Anti-Flirt Club, which has just been organized in Washington, D.C., and will launch an 'Anti-Flirt Week' beginning March 4. The club is composed of young women and girls who have been embarrassed by men in automobiles and on street corners." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Coming Attractions: 1928

Coming Attractions: 1928

"Rockville Fair, Maryland, 1928." Exhibit promoting the motion picture as educational tool. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Product Placement: 1923

Product Placement: 1923

Washington, 1923. "Pillette of Detroit with Lincoln." Detroit Tigers pitcher Herman Polycarp Pillette. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Class of 1939

Class of 1939

The Riverton School 8th grade class of 1939. The Riverton, New Jersey, school looks the same, but doesn't allow dogs due to potential lawsuits. View full size.

 
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