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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

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.

 

Jax Landing: 1897

Jax Landing: 1897

Florida circa 1897. "Sidewheeler City of Jacksonville at Beresford on the St. Johns." 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Clipper Seven Seas: 1949

Clipper Seven Seas: 1949

August 25, 1949. "New York International Airport, Idlewild. Bridge with plane." A Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, the Pan Am Clipper Seven Seas. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Community Pure Food Store

Community Pure Food Store

My grandfather took over the old family grocery in Honey Grove, Pa., in 1950 and opened his funeral home adjacent. He ran the store until around 1970, when competition from chain grocers finally got the best of the place. View full size.

Sport Touring: 1928

Sport Touring: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Franklin Sport Touring at Golden Gate Park." Latest entry in the Shorpy Pantheon of Forgotten Phaetons. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Glass House: 1939

Glass House: 1939

June 12, 1939. "New York World's Fair -- House of Glass. Living room." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Video Noir: 1948

Video Noir: 1948

March 10, 1948. Washington, D.C. "Griffith Consumers Co. -- Exterior of Dumont Television WTTG, 12th Street." Photo by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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