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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Pontoons on the Potomac: 1925

Pontoons on the Potomac: 1925

April 29, 1925. "Girls from Keith's [vaudeville theater] at Arlington Beach." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cyber Monday: 1924

Cyber Monday: 1924

November 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Computing Division, soldiers' bonus." Clerks at the "Bonus Bureau" calculating benefits for World War I veterans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Santa's Village: 1956

Santa's Village: 1956

Santa's Village at Lake Arrowhead in Southern California in a Kodachrome slide I found in a thrift store. The park opened in 1955, and I don't see any 1957 model cars, so the date is my best guess. View full size.

Brighton Beach Bonbons: 1952

Brighton Beach Bonbons: 1952

March 10, 1952. "Barton's Bonbonniere, Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

What, Me Worry?

What, Me Worry?

San Francisco, 1919. "Roamer touring car." Transportation for the young man who's going places. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Florida Ice: 1943

Florida Ice: 1943

February 1943. "Jacksonville, Florida. Street scene in the Negro section." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Levittown: 1958

Levittown: 1958

Aug. 28, 1958. "Levittown houses. Mrs. Robert Berman, residence at 3626 Regent Lane." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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