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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Arsenal: 1942

Arsenal: 1942

December 1942. Detroit, Michigan. "Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corporation. Stockpile of coal and iron ore." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hanover Junction: 1863

Hanover Junction: 1863

1863. "Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania. Passenger train at depot." From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, Gettysburg, June-July 1863. Wet plate glass negative by Mathew Brady or his assistant. View full size.

 

Teddy Bear Skins: 1908

Teddy Bear Skins: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Cutting out teddy bear skins." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Caumsett Manor: 1933

Caumsett Manor: 1933

October 12, 1933. Huntington, Long Island. "Marshall Field estate at Lloyd Neck. Interior view of polo stables." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

30 Rock: 1933

30 Rock: 1933

New York. December 5, 1933. "Rockefeller Center and RCA Building from 515 Madison Avenue." Digital image recovered from released emulsion layer of the original 5x7 acetate negative. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Last of the Red-Hot Godmothers: 1960

Last of the Red-Hot Godmothers: 1960

Well, I missed the 49th anniversary of this photo, taken on April 23, 1960 outside St. Patrick's Church in Larkspur, California after my Confirmation. That's not Sophie Tucker, it's my godmother, a very sweet lady of whose eye I was the apple. Scanned from a 35mm Kodacolor negative shot by my brother. View full size.

Neighbors: 1936

Neighbors: 1936

March 1936. "Frame houses, Fredericksburg, Virginia." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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