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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Ladies' Furnishings: 1951

Ladies' Furnishings: 1951

May 17, 1951. "John Wanamaker, Great Neck, Long Island. Staircase I." Two departments of this New York department store; we wonder if Alice and Trixie ever ventured out this far. 4x5 negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Sunday Supplement: 1926

Sunday Supplement: 1926

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1926. "Rotogravure press, Lanman Engraving Co." Printing the Sunday, Aug. 29 "Pictorial Section" of the Washington Post. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Que Sera, Sera: 1922

Que Sera, Sera: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Dorris touring car at Shreve & Co." Latest entry in the Shorpy Parade of Archaic Chariots. Photo by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Imperial Air: 1931

Imperial Air: 1931

October 1931. "Imperial Airways aircraft refueling at Semakh, British Mandate Palestine." 5x7 glass negative, Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Downward Spiral: 1936

Downward Spiral: 1936

Washington, D.C., circa 1936. "U.S. Supreme Court interiors. Stairwell looking down." Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Crack Salesmen: 1936

Crack Salesmen: 1936

Oct. 8, 1936. "H.O. Harrison Pontiac -- 'crack salesmen' and wives 'Going East' on streamliner City of San Francisco." 8x10 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Going in Style: 1920

Going in Style: 1920

        We'll leave it to our erudite commenters to elaborate on the party taking place in the background, a sort of Beaux-Arts photobomb involving a naked lady and a horse.

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "H.E.F. in Packard at L.O.C." National Photo proprietor Herbert E. French in an enormous touring car (note the multiple lamps and lanterns) outside the Library of Congress, the eventual repository for his company's vast archive of photographs. 8x6 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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