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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD, 1883

Car Seat: 1918

Car Seat: 1918

Washington, D.C., 1918. "C.N. O'Dell children." Illegally but adorably parked. 4x5 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Big Sky: 1939

Big Sky: 1939

June 1939. "Cowboy at Quarter Circle U roundup, Big Horn County, Montana." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Waiting for Rex: 1900

Waiting for Rex: 1900

The Mississippi River circa 1900. "Mardi Gras, New Orleans. Awaiting Rex on the levee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Balboa Bathing Parade: 1925

Balboa Bathing Parade: 1925

Newport Beach, California. "Balboa Bathing Parade, 1925." Three-panel gelatin silver print by Miles F. Weaver (1879-1932). View full panorama.

 

Fat Tuesday: 1906

Fat Tuesday: 1906

1906. "Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The Royal chariot with Rex at Canal Street ferry." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Maison Cocke: 1935

Maison Cocke: 1935

1935. "Edgemont, Keene vicinity, Albemarle County, Virginia. Structure dates to 1806. Was the home of Col. James Powell Cocke. Designed by Thomas Jefferson after the Villa Rotonda design of Palladio." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. View full size.

 

Playboy, Mansion: 1923

Playboy, Mansion: 1923

San Francisco circa 1923. "Jordan Playboy roadster." A car famous for the ad copy that sold it. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

        Somewhere west of Laramie there's a broncho-busting, steer-roping girl who knows what I'm talking about. She can tell what a sassy pony, that's a cross between greased lightning and the place where it hits, can do with eleven hundred pounds of steel and action when he's going high, wide and handsome. The truth is -- the Playboy was built for her. Built for the lass whose face is brown with the sun when the day is done of revel and romp and race. She loves the cross of the wild and the tame.

        There’s a savor of links about that car -- of laughter and lilt and light -- a hint of old loves -- and saddle and quirt. It’s a brawny thing -- yet a graceful thing for the sweep o' of the Avenue. Step into the Playboy when the hour grows dull with things dead and stale. Then start for the land of real living with the spirit of the lass who rides, lean and rangy, into the red horizon of a Wyoming twilight.

 
 
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