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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW SUNSET LIMITED

Ectoplasmic Express: 1908

Ectoplasmic Express: 1908

Niagara Falls, New York, circa 1908. "Falls Street at Night." A scene last glimpsed here. Note the ghost streetcar stopped mid-frame in this time exposure. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Open Range: 1939

Open Range: 1939

January 1939. "Typical Florida country near Moore Haven." Or should that be Moo Haven? Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Offroaders: 1919

Offroaders: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Franklin touring car." Some of the ladies last glimpsed here. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Pointed Posts: 1940

Pointed Posts: 1940

August 1940. "Fenceposts on King and Anderson Plantation, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Gray Gotham: 1939

Gray Gotham: 1939

September 1939. "A grey day in New York City, looking northeast from University Place." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Old North Church: 1909

Old North Church: 1909
THE SIGNAL LANTERNS OF

PAUL REVERE


DISPLAYED IN THE STEEPLE OF THIS CHURCH
APRIL 18 1775
WARNED THE COUNTRY OF THE MARCH
OF BRITISH TROOPS TO

LEXINGTON AND CONCORD.

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1909. "Christ Church (Old North)." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Penna Painless Dentists: 1909

Penna Painless Dentists: 1909

Circa 1909. "Madison Avenue, Toledo." An outpost of Penna. Painless Dentists, showing those native Ohio Tooth Torturers how it's done. View full size.

 
 
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