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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Fender Bender: 1956

Fender Bender: 1956

Oakland, California, circa 1956. "Ambulance at collision." The age-old rivalry of Ford vs. Chevy. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Bankers' Row: 1910

Bankers' Row: 1910

Jacksonville circa 1910. "Bisbee Building on Bankers' Row." The city's first sky­scraper, still standing on Forsyth Street. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

The New Frontier: 1962

The New Frontier: 1962

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1962. "Youth Club boys." This has all the earmarks of a church project. 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

London Lodge: 1959

London Lodge: 1959

Oakland circa 1959. "Crash at London Lodge." Somewhat to the west of Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. Who can identify the diminutive foreigner? 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

The View From on High: 1905

The View From on High: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Harlem River Speedway and Washington Bridge viewed from High Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Street Fight: 1957

Street Fight: 1957

Plymouth vs. Ford on the streets of Oakland circa 1957, with a battered bystander in the distance. 4x5 safety negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Catalina Island: 1965

Catalina Island: 1965

My sister and me, riding away on rental bikes on California's Catalina Island in June 1965. Kodachrome slide by Dad. View full size.

 
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