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

The Old Stone Bakery: 1927

The Old Stone Bakery: 1927

Circa 1927. "Old Stone Bakery, Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Work, Read, Wash: 1943

Work, Read, Wash: 1943

March 1943. Barstow, California. "Railroad worker in the washroom of the reading room in the Santa Fe yard." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Little Theatre: 1921

Little Theatre: 1921

New York circa 1921. "Boris Anisfeld." The Russian-born painter and set designer. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Thousand-Stair Yard: 1920

Thousand-Stair Yard: 1920

Somewhere in San Francisco circa 1920. "Oakland touring car." Latest entry in the Shorpy Baedeker of Barely Distinguishable Broughams. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

A More Perfect Union: 1908

A More Perfect Union: 1908

Circa 1908. "New Pennsylvania [Union] Station, Washington, D.C." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Retail White House: 1910

Retail White House: 1910

New Orleans circa 1910. "Maison Blanche, Canal Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Big Jim: 1910

Big Jim: 1910

Mobile, Alabama. "River packet Jas. T. Staples." Sternwheeler steamboat (known as "Big Jim") launched at Mobile in 1908; plied the Tombigbee River between Demopolis and Mobile; destroyed in a boiler explosion at Powes Landing in 1913 at a cost of 26 lives, one week after its owner had killed himself with a shotgun. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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