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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BACK UP THE FIGHTING FORCES, WWII

Santa Barbara: 1906

Santa Barbara: 1906

Circa 1906. "Santa Barbara, California -- General view from west." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cordova Corner: 1903

Cordova Corner: 1903

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1903. "Hotel Alcazar annex (Cordova Hotel)." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Mainstream Media: 1899

Mainstream Media: 1899

Circa 1899. "Steamboat A.W. Chesterton." Brought to you by the Boston Globe. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Church in Charleston: 1900

A Church in Charleston: 1900

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1900. "Meeting Street and St. Michael's Church." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Neighborhood Watch: 1920

Neighborhood Watch: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Maxwell sedan at Presidio Terrace." Angular transport for the upright motorist. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Company Men: 1911

Company Men: 1911

January 1911. Pittston, Pennsylvania. "Four Breaker Boys working in #9 Breaker, Hughestown Borough, Pennsylvania Coal Company. Boy on left is Tony Ross, 142 Panama Street. Other small boy is Mike Ross, cousin." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

Crank It: 1924

Crank It: 1924

        UPDATE: JeffM was the first to identify our mystery listener as the actress-singer Irene Bordoni, immortalized in Cole Porter's lyric for "You're the Top."

January 3, 1924. New York. "_________  listening to records." If you recognize yourself here, speak up. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 
 
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