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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • MARS EXPLORERS WANTED

Peerless in the Pines: 1923

Peerless in the Pines: 1923

Circa 1923. "Peerless touring car at Lake Tahoe (California)." Rolling on Kelly Balloons. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Over a Barrel: 1928

Over a Barrel: 1928

Fredericksburg, Va., circa 1928. "Warehouse, Hoop-Pole Factory, 307-13 Sophia Street." 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Reinventing the Wheel: 1918

Reinventing the Wheel: 1918

Oakland, 1918. "Crating Fageol 'walking tractors' at factory." Our first look at an unusual agricultural implement. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Naval Gazers: 1943

Naval Gazers: 1943

January 1943. "A blimp of the U.S. Navy is led onto the apron of an East Coast lighter-than-air station before taking off on a patrol flight over the Atlantic Ocean." 4x5 nitrate negative, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

A Shot in the Arm: 1942

A Shot in the Arm: 1942

November 1942. "Nurse training at Babies' Hospital, New York. Student nurses, like Susan Petty of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, are rendering their country a great service by making it possible for experienced nurses to join the Army or Navy Nurse Corps. Relieved of such civilian duties as administering injections to patients like this smiling youngster, graduate nurses are tending America's fighting men in distant parts of the world." Medium format negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Fistic Arts: 1943

The Fistic Arts: 1943

January 1943. "The gymnasium is one of the busiest places at the Manhattan Beach Coast Guard training station. The physical education program is handled by many noted exponents of boxing, wrestling, track and judo. Paul "Tiny" Wyatt, one-time leading contender for heavyweight boxing honors, is shown sparring with Herb Kroeten, former Golden Gloves champ." 4x5 nitrate negative by Roger Smith for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fageol Motors Co.: 1918

Fageol Motors Co.: 1918

July 1918. "Fageol Motors truck factory front office. Oakland, California." While waiting for your meeting with Mr. Fort, please feel free to browse our wide selection of trade journals. (In this week's Canadian Countryman: "Haying Time Again.") 8x10 glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Co. View full size.

 
 
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