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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Congress Street: 1909

Congress Street: 1909

Portland, Maine, circa 1909. "Congress Street south from Market." At right, City Hall in the final stages of construction. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Hotshots: 1962

Hotshots: 1962

Circa 1962, a newspaper photographer or two from either Columbus, Georgia, or Chicago. One thing we know for certain is that the camera is a Mamiyaflex. 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy News Archive. View full size.

 

Lee Tree: 1890s

Lee Tree: 1890s

Circa 1890s California. An uncaptioned 8x10 glass plate of redwoods including the "Gen. Robert E. Lee" at right, which would make this Grant Grove in today's Kings Canyon National Park. Another is labeled "South Carolina." View full size.

 

High-Steppers: 1961

High-Steppers: 1961

"Parade." Somewhere Down South circa 1961. Who can tell us where? 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Valet Parking: 1958

Valet Parking: 1958

Oakland circa 1958. "Collision at Martinique restaurant." Two, smoking? Right this way. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

A Bush in the Hand: 1920

A Bush in the Hand: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "REO Speedwagon truck -- MacRorie-McLaren Co. nursery." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Higher Fi: 1960

Higher Fi: 1960

Chicago circa 1960. "Educational tapes." Specifically the "Electronic Educator" tape cartridge system, sharing space with a Fisher Stereophonic Master Audio Control, Sherwood tuner and RCA Victor Deluxe color TV, as well as drawer-mounted reel-to-reel and turntable. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 
 
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