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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY BCPA TO AMERICA, 1952

Sonny Steps Out: 1928

Sonny Steps Out: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Franklin dual cowl phaeton." Date night for Andy Hardy? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

The Invisible Hand: 1942

The Invisible Hand: 1942

November 1942. "At the Central Market in Lancaster, Pennsylvania." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Golden (State) Boys: 1938

Golden (State) Boys: 1938

November 1938. "Children of [Dust Bowl] refugee families now on Works Progress Administration. They live in tents on the flats outside of Bakersfield, California." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Elberon and On: 1910

Elberon and On: 1910

Circa 1910. "Long Branch Beach at Elberon, New Jersey." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Boiled Dinners: 1910

Boiled Dinners: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Monroe Avenue and City Hall." Points of interest include, starting from the left, Pittsburg Dairy Lunch, Considine's (serving Budweiser Imported Pilsner Beer), McNamara Sign Co. (SIGNS, ELECTRIC SIGNS), the Detroit Billiard & Pool Room, McGough's Restaurant (Boiled Dinners 25¢; "We Draw the Best Glass of Beer in the City"), Gies's Restaurant, Sweeney's Billiards, the Hotel Fowler, the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, the Hammond Building (and, rising behind it, the Ford Building), a "moonlight tower" arc lamp stanchion, and the bunting-bedecked City Hall. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Yacht Club: 1906

The Yacht Club: 1906

Circa 1906. "Boston Yacht Club -- Marblehead, Massachusetts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Preen Room: 1948

The Preen Room: 1948

March 30, 1948. "Helena Rubinstein, salon at 655 Fifth Avenue, New York. Hair styling room." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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