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Vintage photos of:
Self-portrait circa 1910. The only thing out of focus is the photographer. Does anyone know what kind of camera he's using? Scanned from the original 5x4 inch glass negative. View full size.
New York, June 1921. "Starlight Park." Our second look at this long-forgotten
(not so much as a Wikipedia entry) amusement complex surrounded by factories in the Bronx. Even the park itself has a kind of industrial look. Sign next to the rock: "All persons are FORBIDDEN to sit on the Cascade." Online, the only other pics I've been able to find show ruins. 5x7 glass negative, G.G. Bain. View full size.