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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A GOOD BOOK, c 1920s

Reduced Prices: 1924

Reduced Prices: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Don Lee Cadillac agency -- N.E. corner Van Ness & O'Farrell." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Christmas in Vegas: 1958

Christmas in Vegas: 1958

Looking up Fremont Street in Las Vegas from South Second toward the Fremont Casino & Carnival Room around Christmas 1958. 35mm Kodachrome slide taken by my late father with a Kodak Retina 1a camera. View full size.

Veepstakes: 1960

Veepstakes: 1960

A 1960 parade welcoming Republican vice presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. to Danville, Illinois. 35mm slide given to me by a friend. View full size.

Park Avenue: 1913

Park Avenue: 1913

New York circa 1913. "Park Avenue and Vanderbilt Hotel, south from 36th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Pleasure: 1901

The Pleasure: 1901

        "The handsome new screw ferry steamer PLEASURE, recently added to the large fleet of excursion steamers in the service of the Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Company. She is to run on the Detroit River, touching at Belle Isle, Windsor, and other summer resorts."

Detroit circa 1901. "Screw ferry excursion steamer Pleasure at Belle Isle ferry dock, Woodward Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Palenville Hotel: 1902

Palenville Hotel: 1902

Greene County, N.Y., circa 1902. "Palenville Hotel, Catskill Mountains." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tifft House: 1900

Tifft House: 1900

Buffalo, New York, circa 1900. "Tifft House, Main Street." Demolished 1902; home to Minehan's Hair Store (offering "a full line of switches, waves, fringes and wigs"). 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
 
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