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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Hotel Radisson: 1910

Hotel Radisson: 1910

Minneapolis circa 1910. "Hotel Radisson and Seventh Street." The start of today's multinational lodging conglomerate, named after the 17th-century French explorer Pierre-Esprit Radisson. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Waitin' Phaeton: 1928

Waitin' Phaeton: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Auburn Phaeton Sedan." Note the unusual center-hinged doors. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

The Big Reveal: 1907

The Big Reveal: 1907

1907. "Unveiling tablet commemorating first settlement of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Stage Fort Park, Gloucester." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Jokey Salts: 1942

Jokey Salts: 1942

August 1942. "And so he says to me -- Sailor mechanics at the naval air base in Corpus Christi, Texas, laugh heartily over a good story between servicing operations on Navy planes." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

House of Wurlitzer: 1939

House of Wurlitzer: 1939

      "And on this latest model, they've removed the headphone jack."

San Francisco, 1939. "William Corcoran showroom, Post Street." Distributor of Wurlitzer Simplex jukeboxes as well as the Buckley Music System "Music Box," the mobile version being presented here for appraisal. 8x10 acetate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

The Final Cut: 1960

The Final Cut: 1960

December 1960. "Interior, barber shop. Republic Building, 209 South State Street, Chicago. Architects, Holabird & Roche. Completed 1905; demolished 1961." Photo by Richard Nickel the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

Lots of Slots: 1944

Lots of Slots: 1944

"Slot machine stockroom, Maser Music Co., Mission and Washburn sts., San Francisco, 1944." 8x10 inch Eastman acetate negative, photographer unknown. Late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 
 
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