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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Aim Low: 1925

Aim Low: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Girls' rifle team, George Washington University." Clearing the campus of those pesky squirrels. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Foyer Voyeur: 1942

Foyer Voyeur: 1942

May 25, 1942. "Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. View through acoustics foyer window." With a barrier for the more absent-minded scientists. 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Sweet Sixteen: 1931

Sweet Sixteen: 1931

San Francisco circa 1931. "V-16 at Don Lee Cadillac agency." A sixteen-cylinder leviathan beached on the shoals of the Great Depression. One of these cars might cost as much as 10 Chevrolets. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Blossom Restaurant: 1935

Blossom Restaurant: 1935

Oct. 3, 1935. "Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery, Manhattan." 8x10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project. View full size.

 

Larry the Doffer: 1916

Larry the Doffer: 1916

June 1916. Fall River, Massachusetts. "Lawrence Burns, 14, doffer in Pocasset mill. 43 Langley Street. Eye defect." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Morning Rush: 1905

Morning Rush: 1905

Circa 1905. "Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, O." The clock tower belongs to the Hickox Building (1890-1946), at the intersection with East Ninth Street. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ready to Go: 1929

Ready to Go: 1929

San Francisco circa 1929. "Graham-Paige at California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park." Which one is Paige, and which is Graham, we'll leave up to you. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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