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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Gotham: 1931

Gotham: 1931

New York. December 15, 1931. "River House, 52nd Street and East River. Cloud study, noon, looking south from 27th floor." 5x7 safety negative by the prolific architectural photographer Samuel H. Gottscho. View full size.

 

RCA: 1933

RCA: 1933

September 1, 1933. "Rockefeller Center, New York City. RCA Building, general view from the old Union Club." Our second look at 30 Rock in the past few days. 5x7 inch safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Take a Letter: 1920

Take a Letter: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington School for Secretaries building." 1419 F Street N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Upper Hand: 1919

The Upper Hand: 1919

1919. "Ralph E. Madsen, the tall cowboy, shaking hands with Senator Morris Sheppard at Capitol." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Home Cooking: 1910

Home Cooking: 1910

Circa 1910. Mixing up a big batch of "Salmonella Surprise." Scanned from the original 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

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.

 
 
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