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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

The Rifleman: 1960

The Rifleman: 1960

"Merry Christmas from the family." Actor Chuck Connors, his wife Betty and their sons Jeffrey, Steven, Michael and Kevin circa 1960 at their home in Los Angeles. 4x5 inch Ektachrome transparency. View full size.

Sunshine State: 1901

Sunshine State: 1901

Palm Beach circa 1901. "A glimpse of the Royal Poinciana." An entrance to Henry Flagler's immense resort hotel, back when Florida was starting to be a thing. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Doctor of Tires: 1934

Doctor of Tires: 1934

San Francisco, 1934. "Fisk Service garage." So, Mister, you say it pulls to the right? 8x10 nitrate negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Trumbull at Brainard: 1900

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Trumbull at Brainard: 1900

Detroit circa 1900. "View looking north along Trumbull Avenue at Brainard Street." At right, the home of publishing magnate James E. Scripps. 6½ x 8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Emporia Junction: 1943

Emporia Junction: 1943

March 1943. "Emporia, Kansas. Passing Emporia Junction switch tower as the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train pulls into the yard." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dogs to Go: 1923

Dogs to Go: 1923

San Francisco circa 1923. "Buick touring car at Victor's Dog." Not to be confused with Nipper, that other (RCA) Victor dog, and where's the bun? 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Hung Out to Dry: 1937

Hung Out to Dry: 1937

New Orleans circa 1937. "Courtyard, 620-621 Gov. Nicholls Street." Potted plants and underpants. 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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