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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

The Icing on the Cake

The Icing on the Cake

Washington, D.C., circa 1930s. "Cronmiller, LeP., Jr., Mrs." Who can decipher this alphabet soup of a pastry? Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Dog Wash: 1943

Dog Wash: 1943

September 1943. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bus serviceman washing a coach which has just come in from a run in the Greyhound garage." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Corvette Cuties: 1955

Corvette Cuties: 1955

At the Palm Springs parade in February 1955. I found this 35mm Kodachrome slide in a collection at a swap meet. View full size.

Bombay Bicycle Club: 1963

Bombay Bicycle Club: 1963

        "A little slow tonight, isn't it?"

Sept. 16, 1963. "Essex House, Central Park South, New York City. Bombay bar." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Listening Tour: 1967

Listening Tour: 1967

October 1967. "Michigan Gov. George Romney in urban area." The Republican presidential aspirant during the "ghetto tour" that took him to more than a dozen inner cities following that year's race riots and civil unrest. From photos by James Karales for Look magazine. View full size.

The Ford Store: 1926

The Ford Store: 1926

Washington, D.C., in 1926. "Robey Motor Co. -- 1429 L Street." As long as we're downtown, let's pick up a tractor. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

State Capitol: 1900

State Capitol: 1900

Circa 1900. "State Street & Capitol -- Albany, New York." 6½x8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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