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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Army Day: 1939

Army Day: 1939

April 6, 1939. "Memories of the World War were revived today as the latest types of tanks, preceded by 20,000 soldiers and veterans, paraded past the U.S. Capitol in the annual Army Day Parade which marked the 22nd anniversary of America into the World War. Thousands braved a heavy downpour to view the parade." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Family Night: 1957

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Family Night: 1957

December 1957. "Family listening to radio." Mother sewing; Father reading; Sis petting; Junior tuning. 35mm negative by Warren K. Leffler. View full size.

 

Pontiac Nation: 1928

Pontiac Nation: 1928

        A scene that would no doubt bring a tear to Chief Pontiac's eye.

San Francisco in 1928. "Scouts in Indian costume with Pontiac autos." Junior G-men by the looks of it. 8x10 inch nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Parlor Garden: 1937

Parlor Garden: 1937

May 1937. "Mrs. Herman Perry in her home at Mansfield, Michigan. She is the wife of an old-time iron miner who worked in the mines before they were abandoned." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

South Station: 1905

South Station: 1905

Circa 1905. "South Station, Boston, and elevated line." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Mabel and Daisy: 1897

Mabel and Daisy: 1897

In 1960 my father, working for the USDA on Long Island, New York, was looking through a dump one day and found this fat packet of old film negatives. He brought them home with him and kept them in a box. They are 3.5 inches square, probably taken with a Kodak No. 2 "Bullet" camera. Some had writing on their paper sleeves, and it is from this that I determined the place and time. Most of the images appear to be from Malone, New York. This one was labeled "Mabel and Daisy on the street." View full size.

The Rubber Room: 1930

The Rubber Room: 1930

San Francisco in 1930. "Goodyear tire retreading." Equipment by Western Dri-Kure. Third photo in this series. 8x10 nitrate negative. View full size.

 
 
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