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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • 1940 PACKARD SUPER-8

Game Day: 1910

Game Day: 1910

Washington, D.C. "Football. University of Virginia game, 1910." No nosebleed seats at this game. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

American Princess: 1922

American Princess: 1922

March 31, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Princess Andrea Boncompagni." Who before marrying her Prince in 1916 was Miss Margaret Preston Draper, "richest heiress in New England." A few months after this picture was taken, the Prince went to the Vatican to have their union annulled. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Abide in My Love: 1908

Abide in My Love: 1908

New York City, May 1908. "Children's Aid Society." A tottering array of tots. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Columbia Basket-Ball: 1908

Columbia Basket-Ball: 1908

New York City circa 1908. "Basket-Ball, Columbia University." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Who Wants Taffy?

Who Wants Taffy?

The Chicago Civic Opera soprano Florence Macbeth circa 1921 in New Jersey or New York. The concession stand is selling Atlantic City saltwater taffy; the next photo in this series is of a concert at Starlight Amusement Park in the Bronx. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Through the Looking-Glass

Through the Looking-Glass

Self-portrait circa 1910. The only thing out of focus is the photographer. Does anyone know what kind of camera he's using? Scanned from the original 5x4 inch glass negative. View full size.

Candy Man: 1926

Candy Man: 1926

Washington circa 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. John Fisher truck." The more you look at this, the more you'll see. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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