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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Riverside Inn: 1909

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Riverside Inn: 1909

Circa 1909. "Riverside Inn, Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains, N.Y." There seems to be a parade or procession of some sort in the offing, with a brass band and horses advertising an auction. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Fall Color: 1910

Fall Color: 1910

Circa 1910. "Riverside Drive, New York." A crisp autumn day in Manhattan -- perfect for enjoying nature's tapestry ablaze in a riot of grays. View full size.

 

House Beautiful: 1959

House Beautiful: 1959

Feb. 23, 1959. "Salisbury, residence in Hobe Sound, Fla. Ocean facade. William Kemp Caler, architect. For House Beautiful." The cocktail hour commences on the patio in five minutes. 5x7 inch negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

High Gear: 1926

High Gear: 1926

OVER CALIFORNIA ST. IN HIGH GEAR

FROM KEARNEY ST. UP "EASILY"
FROM 60 TO 75 MILES PER HOUR -- ALL DAY LONG
75 MILES PER HOUR AS SMOOTH AS 30 MILES
ONLY CAR THAT WILL DO IT -- REGARDLESS OF PRICE

"KISSEL STRAIGHT EIGHT"

HORACE HILLS -- 1910 VAN NESS

San Francisco, 1926. "Kissel Straight Eight on California Street." Around 150 Kissels are said to survive, out of the 35,000 manufactured before the company expired in 1930. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Baby Blasé: 1930

Baby Blasé: 1930

March 1930. Washington, D.C. "Junior League members at Children's Hospital." Baby's first word: Meh. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Little Brother: 1916

Little Brother: 1916

January 5, 1916. New York. "Dickerson, Master, and sister [Dorothy], portrait photograph." 5x7 inch glass negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Approach With Caution: 1919

Approach With Caution: 1919

San Francisco City Hall circa 1919. "Peerless truck." Three young ladies aboard what seems to be some sort of street-cleaning, finger-ripping machine. Hide your children and stand clear! 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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