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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WE LOVE PEACE FERVENTLY: CHINA, 1952

Grandmother's House: 1960

Grandmother's House: 1960

The Douglas family home at 6833 Eastern Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1960. Color slide by Shorpy member Steve King's dad, whose mother, Helen Douglas King, lived there when she was a little girl. View full size.

Well Sprung: 1920

Well Sprung: 1920

San Francisco, 1920. "Haynes touring car leaving garage." Riding on Gruss Air Springs. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Vermont Country Store: 1959

Vermont Country Store: 1959

August 1959. "Vermont Country Store, Weston Common, Windsor County, Vermont. Building dates to 1828. Typical early country store still serving its original function, but filled with more merchandise than it would have originally had and now a popular tourist attraction." Photo by Ned Goode for the Historical American Buildings Survey, National Park Service. View full size.

 

Down on Main: 1976

Down on Main: 1976

Main Street, USA in Disneyland, that is, where my friend has captured me on Kodachrome with bell-bottoms billowing and armed with Super-8 camera. I didn't know this photo existed until a few days ago when he and I discovered a cache of slides in a forgotten box at his place. In fact, I'd totally forgotten we'd taken this Southern California road trip at all. Much to his amusement. View full size.

Thompson's Tug Office: 1908

Thompson's Tug Office: 1908

Port Huron, Michigan, circa 1908. "Steamers at pier." At right, the sidewheeler City of Alpena. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Base Station: 1906

Base Station: 1906

        19th-century cog railway to the highest peak in the Northeast.

New Hampshire circa 1906. "Base station, Mount Washington Railway, White Mountains." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Free-Range Kids: 1895

Free-Range Kids: 1895

Continuing our visit to Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1895, we find Helen and Willard Douglas taking their ease Snoopy-style at the family compound, which seems to be equipped with accommodations for poultry as well as laundry. 5x7 glass negative by Edward M. Douglas. View full size.

 
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