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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

Trick or Treat: 1948

Trick or Treat: 1948

Oct. 31, 1948. "Bond's, New York City. Night exterior, Fifth Avenue." Headless on Halloween! Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

On the Boardwalk

On the Boardwalk

My grandfather photographed the Atlantic City boardwalk on a family trip, in 1964. View full size.

Fender Bender: 1933

Fender Bender: 1933

Washington, D.C., 1933. "Front of wrecked automobile." Nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. Who can locate the intersection? View full size.

 

Locomotive of Tomorrow: 1939

Locomotive of Tomorrow: 1939

July 19, 1939. "New York World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. Locomotive of Tomorrow, general view." Up next: The Caboose of Next Wednesday. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Tin and Bones: 1920

Tin and Bones: 1920

San Francisco, 1920. "Atterbury truck at City Hall." Looking somewhat skeletal if you ask us. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

House Beautiful: 1950

House Beautiful: 1950

Nov. 12, 1950. "John D. Rockefeller III, residence at 252 E. 52nd Street, New York City. Living room to fireplace with model." Note the Giacometti "Pointing Man." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Stacked: 1925

Stacked: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Rear view of Potomac Electric Power Co. Benning plant." 8x10 safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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