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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Eight Nurses: 1920s

Eight Nurses: 1920s

Washington, D.C., circa 1920s. "Lewis, R., Mrs., group." An octet of Red Cross nurses. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Bus Whisperer: 1943

The Bus Whisperer: 1943

September 1943. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Mechanic in the Greyhound bus garage." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Maplewood Lodge: 1902

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Maplewood Lodge: 1902

Ready for the hunt in 1902. "Maplewood Lodge, Smithville Flats, New York." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Great Locks: 1908

The Great Locks: 1908

1908. "The Great Locks, Chicago Drainage Canal, Lockport, Illinois." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Icing on the Cake

The Icing on the Cake

Washington, D.C., circa 1930s. "Cronmiller, LeP., Jr., Mrs." Who can decipher this alphabet soup of a pastry? Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Dog Wash: 1943

Dog Wash: 1943

September 1943. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bus serviceman washing a coach which has just come in from a run in the Greyhound garage." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Corvette Cuties: 1955

Corvette Cuties: 1955

At the Palm Springs parade in February 1955. I found this 35mm Kodachrome slide in a collection at a swap meet. View full size.

 
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