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

South Park: 1909

South Park: 1909

1909. "Midwinter carnival, children's parade with dog sled. Upper Saranac Lake, N.Y." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Getting Hitched: 1925

Getting Hitched: 1925

Mill Valley, Calif., circa 1925. "Nash touring car with trailer." Outfitted with a patriotic profusion of flags. 5x7 glassneg by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Street View: 1935

Street View: 1935

1935. "F Street, Washington, D.C." The view from the Harris & Ewing photographic studio at exactly 2:47. 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The Latest Models: 1929

The Latest Models: 1929

"Graham-Paige sedan, San Francisco." It's a beautiful sunny day in 1929. What could go wrong? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Our Gang: 1935

Our Gang: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Children playing." With a cameo appearance by our old friend Turnbuckle Star. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Speed Maniac: 1920

Speed Maniac: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Empress Theater, Ninth Street N.W. (Washington Herald)." Now playing: Tom Mix in The Speed Maniac, sandwiched between Hong Kong Restaurant and the Marines. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Behemoth: 1943

Behemoth: 1943

January 1943. "Freight operations on the Chicago & North Western between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The crew, with exception of the fireman, chat while waiting for orders to pull out." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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