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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

Signal Corps Library: 1943

Signal Corps Library: 1943

"Library at SCPC (Signal Corps Photographic Center) for enlisted men only." From the estate of a former Army Signal Corps photographer. View full size.

Anita O'Day: 1958

Anita O'Day: 1958

        Who needs
        Cadillacs
        Mink coats
        The income tax?

        So we're squares
        Who cares?
        Baby -- I'm with you!

New York, 1958. "Singer Anita O'Day, half-length portrait, facing front." 8x10 gelatin silver print, CBS Television Network Photo Division. View full size.

 

By the Sea: 1908

By the Sea: 1908

The Jersey Shore circa 1908. "Marlborough-Blenheim hotel and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Brougham Alone: 1927

Brougham Alone: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Paige 6-45 Brougham -- $1350 as equipped," it says on the front of the car. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Library Laundry: 1920

Library Laundry: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Laundry at Library of Congress." Equipped with mangle and steam cabinet. 8x6 inch glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Fenders Fixed: 1920

Fenders Fixed: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Day-Elder truck." Latest entry on the Shorpy List of Lapsed Lorries. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Chill Tonic: 1940

Chill Tonic: 1940

August 1940. "Port Gibson, Mississippi." Habitues of the Dreamboat Inn, last seen here. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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