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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Minneapolis Public Library: 1900

Minneapolis Public Library: 1900

The Minneapolis Public Library circa 1900-1906. This 1884 Romanesque Revival building, designed by Long and Kees, was razed in the 1950s and is now a parking lot. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Generation Gap: 1955

Generation Gap: 1955

December 1955, Calpella, California. My paternal grandmother, born 1882 in Murialdo, Italy; me, born 1946 in San Rafael, California. Kodachrome slide by my brother. View full size.

Home Ice: 1915

Home Ice: 1915

Circa 1915. "Home Ice Co." The Home Ice plant at 12th and V streets N.W. in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Auto Show: 1917

The Auto Show: 1917

"Washington, D.C., auto show. March 3-10, 1917." A display of Chalmers and National cars. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Heavy Metal: 1928

Heavy Metal: 1928

Philadelphia circa 1928. The Atwater Kent factory, which made radios and auto ignition parts. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Leg Factory: 1916

Leg Factory: 1916

Circa 1916. "Section of lumber curing department." The raw materials for making wooden legs at what might be the Pittsburgh workshops of J.E. Hanger Artificial Limb Co. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Corner Time: 1916

Corner Time: 1916

From now until February we'll be doing hourly updates from the ShorpyCam at Seventh and F. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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