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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EGYPT FOR WINTER SUNSHINE, 1937

Mr. Pretzel: 1910

Mr. Pretzel: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Seller of pretzels, Sixth Avenue." With a dusting of salt and snow. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Dumbbelles: 1928

Dumbbelles: 1928

Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1928. "Washington Sanitarium gymnasium." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Road & Tracks: 1938

Road & Tracks: 1938

January 20, 1938. "San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge under construction. View of track and roadway, lower deck, East Bay. Caltrans, photographer." Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Car & Drivers: 1919

Car & Drivers: 1919

1919. "Paige touring car at San Francisco Golf Club." When a Caddy just isn't enough. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Office Corner: 1905

Office Corner: 1905

Cleveland circa 1905. "Rockefeller Building, Sixth Street and Superior Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Head-Turner: 1952

Head-Turner: 1952

New York, September 1952. "People looking at fashion model Doris Erwin as she walks down Fifth Avenue." From photos by Ralph Ginzburg for the Look magazine assignment "A Young Man's Fancy -- Model on the Street." View full size.

 

Nine O'Clock Nudes: 1967

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Nine O'Clock Nudes: 1967

March 1967. "On the set of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The brothers rehearsing skits with show guest Carol Burnett." Color transparency by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "The Smothers Brothers: Behind the Scenes." View full size.

 
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