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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

The Lineup: 1960

The Lineup: 1960

This motley crew includes two of my uncles on the far right. The photo was taken by my father about 1960 in Leatherwood, Tennessee, in Hickman County. View full size.

Guaranteed Used: 1938

Guaranteed Used: 1938

July 5, 1938. Oakland, Calif. "Daniels-Wells Pontiac, 3055 Broadway." For under $200, a number of bargains (and customers) to be had. View full size.

 

The Dentalist: 1936

The Dentalist: 1936

Jan. 24, 1936. Washington, D.C. "NO CAPTION (dentist)." Feel free to improvise your own dialogue. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sleigh Ride: 1951

Sleigh Ride: 1951

          When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

"Centerpiece Christmas Day -- Dec. 25, 1951." 35mm color slide by Grace or Hubert Tuttle, our latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes. View full size.

 

Night and Day: 1954

Night and Day: 1954

Billie Holiday, with Teddy Wilson at the piano and Milt Hinton on bass, at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1954, five years from the close of her career and the end of her life. 35mm negative by John Vachon for Look magazine. (Caption updated thanks to our knowledgeable commenters.) View full size.

 

A Dickey Christmas: 1919

A Dickey Christmas: 1919

        The globular tree, the unhinged affect, the undercurrent of barely suppressed rage -- yes, it's our annual holiday missive from the family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, limned with a festive filigree of mold. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

"Dickey Christmas tree, 1919." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Pontiac Purveyors: 1936

Pontiac Purveyors: 1936

"1936 Pontiacs and salesmen at the Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco." Lined up at the Bottom of the Mark. 8x10 inch Kodak safety negative. View full size.

 
 
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