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

Philly P.O.: 1900

Philly P.O.: 1900

"Philadelphia Post Office." Big-city hustle and bustle circa 1900. Plus: What the well-dressed horse is wearing this season. Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Palace Billiards: 1926

Palace Billiards: 1926

"Semmes Motor Co. truck, 1926." A Dodge truck outside the Grand Central Palace pool hall in Washington, Pennsylvania Avenue and Seventh Street N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Come and Get It: 1918

Come and Get It: 1918

"U.S. Army camp kitchen." Somewhere in the general vicinity of Washington, D.C., circa 1918. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

The Rollicking Girl: 1905

The Rollicking Girl: 1905

October 1905. The New Montauk theater in Brooklyn at Livingston Street and Hanover Place. Now playing: Sam Bernard as Schmaltz in the vaudeville comedy "The Rollicking Girl." Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Corner Pocket: 1918

Corner Pocket: 1918

June 22, 1918, in or near New York City. "Miss May Schloss at canteen." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Tenor of His Time: 1919

Tenor of His Time: 1919

March 18, 1919. "Caruso and Muzio." Famed Italian tenor Enrico Caruso with the soprano Claudia Muzio in New York during his 15th year with the Metropolitan Opera and two years before his death. G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Submariner: 1908

Submariner: 1908

Under the Hudson River circa 1908. "Interior of car, N.Y.-N.J. Tunnel." Today this would be the PATH train. 8x10 glass negative, G.G. Bain. View full size.

 
 
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