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

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.

Bread Loaf School: 1923

Bread Loaf School: 1923

"Miss Odessa Dow. May 25, 1923." What will we have learned about Odessa by the time her loaf is baked? National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Campus Life: 1908

Campus Life: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Campus, College of City of N.Y. Academic building, Mechanical Arts building, Chemistry building." I have a recurring dream that looks a lot like this. G.G. Bain Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

World's Tallest: 1909

World's Tallest: 1909

December 1909. "Met Life Building." The Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. tower on a gray winter afternoon in Manhattan the year of its completion. It was the tallest building in the world until 1913, when it was surpassed by the Woolworth Building. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Let's Make a Dial: 1925

Let's Make a Dial: 1925

Another happy worker at the giant Atwater Kent radio factory in Philadelphia circa 1925. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Brothers in Arms: 1912

Brothers in Arms: 1912

"Boy Scout training demonstration, Washington, 1912." Last of six images from this curious exercise. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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