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

Over the River: 1905

Over the River: 1905

Hoboken, New Jersey, circa 1905. "Holland America Piers with view of Manhattan across Hudson River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

The Joy of Cooking: 1937

The Joy of Cooking: 1937

September 1937. "Wife of John Holling, member of the Otsego Forest Products Cooperative. Otsego County, New York." Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Chicken Inn: 1937

Chicken Inn: 1937

September 1937. "Hyde Park Inn in Hyde Park, Vermont." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Bus 21: 1919

Bus 21: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Bus at Exposition Auditorium, Grove Street." With Pennsylvania plates. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Christmas Street: 1956

Christmas Street: 1956

        Location Update: West Main Street in Alhambra, California.

Another look at the street seen earlier here. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Rainy Day People: 1908

Rainy Day People: 1908

Detroit circa 1908. "Walker Block, Griswold and Fort Sts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Into the Sun: 1956

Into the Sun: 1956

        Location Update: We are on West Main Street in Alhambra.

A found Kodachrome slide of a Southern California street scene, possibly Alhambra or Pasadena, going by the address labels on other boxes in this collection. "1956" is written on the box cover. View full size.

 
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