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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • GIFT IDEA: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

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.

 

Big John: 1942

Big John: 1942

Every mornin' at the mine you could see him arrive
He stood six-foot-six and weighed two-forty-five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew ya didn't give no lip to big John

November 1942. "Pittsburgh (vicinity). Montour No. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Coal miner waiting to go underground." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

She Sells Celery: 1942

She Sells Celery: 1942

November 1942. Lancaster, Pennsylvania. "Mennonite farm woman at her stall in the Central Market." Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Game Night: 1942

Game Night: 1942

October 1942. "New York, New York. Dr. and Mrs. Winn with daughters Janet and Marie, a Czech-American family, playing Chinese checkers while Grandmother knits." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Jackhammer Time: 1942

Jackhammer Time: 1942

August 1942. "Fort Loudoun Dam -- Tennessee Valley Authority drillers." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

N.Y. Giant: 1898

N.Y. Giant: 1898

Washington, D.C., circa 1898. "Gettig, Chas. (New York baseball player)." Charlie Gettig, who played for the Giants. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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