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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Midday Traders: 1910

Midday Traders: 1910

New York circa 1910. "The Curb Market, Broad Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Unread Messages: 1943

Unread Messages: 1943

March 1943. "Isleta, New Mexico. The Santa Fe depot. Horizontal arms on pole indicate a 'red beard,' that is a message is to be picked up by the train crew." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Roll of a Lifetime: 1921

Roll of a Lifetime: 1921

New York circa 1921. "Frank Craven." Actor, director, playwright, producer, Stage Manager. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

The After Hours: 1947

The After Hours: 1947

Jan. 27, 1947. "Kartch's, business on Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Looking to entrance from cashier's desk." We're looking for a thimble. A golden thimble. For our mother. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Welcome, Wagon: 1919

Welcome, Wagon: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Bus" is all it says on the sleeve of this 5x7 glass negative showing a motor home on an Atterbury truck chassis. In the Firestone display window, it's beginning to look a little like New Year's. View full size.

 

Reimers Loco: 1902

Reimers Loco: 1902

1902. "Reimers Loco winning five-miles event in 10:51 4-5, Grosse Pointe track, Detroit." A Locomobile steamer piloted by one M.R. Reimers. View full size.

 

Hotel Seaside: 1907

Hotel Seaside: 1907

Wildwood, New Jersey, circa 1907. "Hotel Seaside." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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