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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • 1940 PACKARD SUPER-8

Smokestack Industry: 1910

Smokestack Industry: 1910

Circa 1910. "Maumee River waterfront -- Toledo, O." Railroads represented on the coal cars: Hocking Valley, Kanawha and Michigan, Zanesville & Western, Toledo & Ohio Central. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Sweet Six: 1919

Sweet Six: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Columbia Six touring car." Note the rakishly tilted windshield. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Hotel Fire: 1963

Hotel Fire: 1963

"Sherry Biltmore fire, Boston, 1963." Aftermath of the five-alarm blaze that killed four on March 29, 1963. 35mm negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Lefty for Mayor: 1961

Lefty for Mayor: 1961

New York, 1961. "Mayoral campaign car with loudspeakers." Our second scary-looking Plymouth in as many days. State Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz, the Republican mayoral nominee, lost to Robert Wagner, the Democratic incumbent. 35mm negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

House of Mopar: 1964

House of Mopar: 1964

"Chrysler pavilion under construction -- New York World's Fair, 1964." Moldy medium-format Ektachrome, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Vintage Vinyl: 1963

Vintage Vinyl: 1963

"Boston, 1963. Records for sale in hi-fi store." Where the fi goes at least as high as Blaupunkt Multiplex Stereo. 35mm negative, photog unknown. View full size.

 

Plymosaurus Rex: 1964

Plymosaurus Rex: 1964

"1960 Plymouth Belvedere hardtop on Boston street, 1964." Along with a gull-winged 1959 Chevrolet wagon, latest specimens in the Shorpy Bestiary of Baroque Barouches. 35mm negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 
 
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