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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GIFT IDEA: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

She Sells Celery: 1942

She Sells Celery: 1942

November 1942. Lancaster, Pennsylvania. "Mennonite farm woman at her stall in the Central Market." Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Game Night: 1942

Game Night: 1942

October 1942. "New York, New York. Dr. and Mrs. Winn with daughters Janet and Marie, a Czech-American family, playing Chinese checkers while Grandmother knits." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Jackhammer Time: 1942

Jackhammer Time: 1942

August 1942. "Fort Loudoun Dam -- Tennessee Valley Authority drillers." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

N.Y. Giant: 1898

N.Y. Giant: 1898

Washington, D.C., circa 1898. "Gettig, Chas. (New York baseball player)." Charlie Gettig, who played for the Giants. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Perry-Payne: 1900

Perry-Payne: 1900

Cleveland circa 1900. "Perry-Payne Building, Superior Avenue." This fine old structure, completed in 1888, survives today as an apartment building; the Brown Jug next door has, alas, evaporated along with its "Fine Old Whiskies." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Suburban Buick: 1957

Suburban Buick: 1957

A 1957 Buick, houses in colors not seen anymore, and lots of antennas. A 35mm Kodachrome slide I found somewhere. View full size.

Maxwell Crossing: 1924

Maxwell Crossing: 1924

San Francisco, 1924. "Maxwell crossing Washington Street at Spreckels Mansion." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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