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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

House of Wurlitzer: 1939

House of Wurlitzer: 1939

      "And on this latest model, they've removed the headphone jack."

San Francisco, 1939. "William Corcoran showroom, Post Street." Distributor of Wurlitzer Simplex jukeboxes as well as the Buckley Music System "Music Box," the mobile version being presented here for appraisal. 8x10 acetate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

The Final Cut: 1960

The Final Cut: 1960

December 1960. "Interior, barber shop. Republic Building, 209 South State Street, Chicago. Architects, Holabird & Roche. Completed 1905; demolished 1961." Photo by Richard Nickel the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

Lots of Slots: 1944

Lots of Slots: 1944

"Slot machine stockroom, Maser Music Co., Mission and Washburn sts., San Francisco, 1944." 8x10 inch Eastman acetate negative, photographer unknown. Late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

Art & Stevie: 1952

Art & Stevie: 1952

August 10, 1952. "Art Frandle and Steven Lee (10 months)." The latest dispatch from Blue Earth, Minnesota. Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

That Dapper Dort: 1921

That Dapper Dort: 1921

1921. "Dort touring car at San Francisco Public Library." Waiting for Marian to clock out. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Urban Ohio: 1907

Urban Ohio: 1907

Cincinnati again circa 1907. "Fourth Street west from Main." The WURLITZER sign makes its umpteenth appearance on these pages. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sweet Street: 1907

Sweet Street: 1907

Circa 1907. "Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio." Where the brands vying for your trade include Mullane and Wurlitzer. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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