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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Roxy Theatre: 1932

Roxy Theatre: 1932

Nov. 22, 1932. The Roxy Theatre on 49th Street. View full size. Photograph by Gottscho-Schleisner. 5x7 acetate negative, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection.

 

Blitzen Benz: 1911

Blitzen Benz: 1911

May 25, 1911. Bob Burman and his "Blitzen Benz," a month after setting a world speed record in the car. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Awful Sick: January 1, 1910

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Awful Sick: January 1, 1910

Published January 1, 1910. View full comic.

Irtysh and Tobol Rivers: 1912

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Irtysh and Tobol Rivers: 1912

The confluence of the Irtysh and Tobol rivers in the Russian Empire. Photograpy by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, 1912. View full size

Jumpin' Cats: 1927

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Jumpin' Cats: 1927

Bringing Up Father, by George McManus, January 1, 1927. View full comic.

Rodah Horton House: 1934

Rodah Horton House: 1934

Home built by Rodah Horton in 1843 on the Meridian Pike near Huntsville, Alabama. The Greek Revival portico was added around the time of the Civil War. View full size. 1934 photograph for the Historic American Buildings Survey.

 

Exchange Court: 1920

Exchange Court: 1920

New York, 1920. Exchange Court Building at 52 Broadway and Exchange Place. View full size. Photograph by Irving Underhill. Completed in 1898, the structure was rebuilt with additional floors and a modern facade in 1980-82.

 
 
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