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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A GOOD BOOK, c 1920s

School of Aeronautics: 1908

School of Aeronautics: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Exhibit, International School of Aeronautics." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Tommy and Arthur: 1908

Tommy and Arthur: 1908

November 1908. Chester, South Carolina. Tommy Ashville (smaller boy), two years in Wylie Mill. "Specks I'm about 11." Arthur Shelly, eight years in mill, 14 years old. Other boys agreed he had been in mill eight years. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

California Street: 1922

California Street: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "1859 California Street." National Photo Co. glass negative. (Update: This house is on the market for $1.55 million.) View full size.

 

Miss McNeir Again: 1933

Miss McNeir Again: 1933

Another shot of Elinor McNeir from her 1933 portrait sitting at the Harris & Ewing studios in Washington. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Eat Apples: 1926

Eat Apples: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "National Apple Week Association float at Pan American Union." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Five-Milers: 1914

Five-Milers: 1914

New York, July 16, 1914. "Martha Hogstedt, Elsie Sultan, Edna Cole. Women's race." The top three finishers (from left, 1-2-3) of the National Women's Life Saving League five-mile swim from Rockaway Inlet to Brighton Beach. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Yesterday's News: 1940

Yesterday's News: 1940

December 1940. Brockton, Massachusetts. "Men and a woman reading headlines posted in window of Brockton Enterprise newspaper office on Christmas Eve." 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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