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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Old Charleston: 1906

Old Charleston: 1906

South Carolina circa 1906. "Old Charleston. Church Street just below Tradd Street showing Col. Robert Brewton's house -- No. 71 Church Street at left with piazza." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Body by Fisher: 1940

Body by Fisher: 1940

        The Plexiglas Pontiac Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," which sold at auction a few years ago for $308,000.

June 11, 1940. "General Motors exhibit at Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco. Transparent Car with Pontiac Chassis and Body by Fisher." And what a body it is! 8x10 inch Agfa acetate negative. View full size.

 

Pontiac Powwow: 1938

Pontiac Powwow: 1938

October 3, 1938. "Meeting of Pontiac salesmen at Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco." Representing all the many tribes of the great Pontiac Nation. 8x10 acetate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

The Draper: 1907

The Draper: 1907

1907. "Northampton, Massachusetts -- Draper Hotel." Where the amenities include an American Express office and Boyden's "Dining Parlor." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Fast Woman: 1923

Fast Woman: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Stutz sedan in Golden Gate Park." Ready to motor forth into the Jazz Age. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Free to Visitors: 1906

Free to Visitors: 1906

Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "John Ward house, Prison Lane." Later moved to its current location on Essex Street. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

West Side Storefront: 1947

West Side Storefront: 1947

New York circa 1947. "Hudson showroom, Broadway at W. 62nd Street." Another look at the intersection last seen here, with the ice cream man and Onalim Antiseptic truck joining the scene. 4x5 negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 
 
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