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Looking Ahead: 1930

Looking Ahead: 1930

Washington, D.C. "January or February 1930, NO CAPTION." 4x5 inch glass negative from the Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Department of Admissions: 1904

Department of Admissions: 1904

Poughkeepsie, N.Y., circa 1904. "The entrance, Vassar College." Note the sign. 8x10 inch glass transparency, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Breuner's Furniture: 1919

Breuner's Furniture: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Federal truck -- Breuner's van." Delivering the goods for a furniture retailer that got its start in the California Gold Rush, declared bankruptcy in 2004 and reconstituted itself as an online business. View full size.

 

Banana Shortcake: 1925

Banana Shortcake: 1925

Nov. 14, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Auction of bananas for Red Cross." The baby is Josephine Scalco, whose father, Salvatore Scalco of the National Fruit Co., is standing at left and whose family was last seen here and here. View full size.

 

Star Drug: 1946

Star Drug: 1946

Jan. 16, 1946. "Star Drug, business on Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, New York. Interior to rear. Jose A. Fernandez, client." Jergens Lotion, just 79 cents a (glass) bottle. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Stealth Fighters: 1942

Stealth Fighters: 1942

October 1942. "High school Victory Corps. Learning the rudiments of advancing on an enemy will prove valuable to these boys if they are called to join their older brothers in the armed forces. This is part of the 'commando' training given in physical education courses at Flushing High School, Queens, New York." Photo by William Perlitch for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

They Drive by Night: 1949

They Drive by Night: 1949

Chicago, 1949. "Theater traffic on State Street." 35mm negative by Stanley Kubrick, on the outside looking in, for Look magazine. View full size.

 
 
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