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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Maverick Mystery: 1958

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Maverick Mystery: 1958

        In the aftermath of James Garner's death, a pair of Wisconsin TV producers are hoping to solve the mystery of which Alice in Dairyland was photographed with the Hollywood actor many decades ago ... [Continue reading]

-- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 20, 2014

And Shorpy has the answer: "April 21, 1958. James Garner on the set of the television show Maverick." With co-star Jack Kelly and the Wisconsin "agricultural ambassador" Alice in Dairyland of 1957, Miss Nancy Kay Trewyn (later Prosser). Photo by Maurice Terrell for Look magazine article "TV's Midas Touch," which appeared in the Sept. 16, 1958 issue. View full size.

Tall in the Saddle: 1958

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Tall in the Saddle: 1958

April 1958. "James Garner on the set of the television show Maverick." Photo by Maurice Terrell for Look magazine ("TV's Midas Touch"). View full size.

Downtown Abbey: 1910

Downtown Abbey: 1910

Circa 1910. "Post office and First Street, Duluth, Minnesota." Continuing our visit to the Gopher State. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Coat Tree: 1910

Coat Tree: 1910

Circa 1910. "Capitol dome from Central Park, St. Paul, Minnesota." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Maple Street: 1910

Maple Street: 1910

Circa 1910. "Maple Street, Springfield, Mass." Where ivy was evidently quite popular. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bootleg Booze: 1922

Bootleg Booze: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Confiscated still -- 10/6/22." Our second look in as many days at Prohibition-era contraband. 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Raggedy Henry: 1912

Raggedy Henry: 1912

February 1912. "Henry, 10-year-old oyster shucker who does five pots of oysters a day. Works before school, after school, and Saturdays. Been working three years. Maggioni Canning Co., Port Royal, South Carolina." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 
 
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