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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL DE 1936, PANAMA

Top This: 1929

Top This: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Nash convertible coupe at Golden Gate Park." Heading into the Depression in style. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Catch of the Day: 1894

Catch of the Day: 1894

1894. "Sport fishing, Palm Beach, Florida. Day's catch." Now where's that frying pan? 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Hard Licker: 1942

Hard Licker: 1942

July 1942. East Montpelier, Vermont. "Richard, age 5, son of the farmer Charles Ormsbee, has his own war project -- he has agreed to lick all the savings stamps for the family." Photo by Fritz Henle, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Willard Batteries: 1947

Willard Batteries: 1947

Nov. 6, 1947. "Brunton's Auto Service, north side of Bush between Polk & Larkin." Your Willard Battery headquarters, as long as you're buying wholesale. 8x10 acetate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Bustling Banff: 1964

Bustling Banff: 1964

Banff, Alberta, Canada, sometime in the early Sixties. Scanned from a box of Kodachrome slides I found at a flea market. View full size.

Old Florida: 1897

Old Florida: 1897

Circa 1897. "The sea wall at St. Augustine." Diversions include a "Museum and Menagerie" and "Hot & Cold Sea & Sulphur Water Baths." In the distance, the Castillo de San Marcos. Glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Towers of the East: 1940

Towers of the East: 1940

Golden Gate International Exposition, Treasure Island, San Francisco, 1940. The Temple Compound and Towers of the East, designed by William G. Merchant. Between the Towers were two gold bas-reliefs, "Dance of Life" and "Path of Dark­ness." From a box of Kodachrome slides found at a flea market. View full size.

 
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