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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Daily Fiber: 1942

Daily Fiber: 1942

September 1942. "Substitute materials -- something new in apple containers. To replace nail-bound wooden boxes, a fiber carton has been developed." An innovation known today as the cardboard box. Medium format nitrate negative by William Perlitch for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hanover Under the Elms: 1900

Hanover Under the Elms: 1900

Hanover, New Hampshire, circa 1900. "North Main Street, Dartmouth College." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Chili in Cleveland: 1905

Chili in Cleveland: 1905

Lake Erie circa 1905. "Freighters Chili & Wm. Castle Rhodes at Cleveland." After half a century of service that included a number of sinkings, groundings and collisions, the Chili (renamed the Sarnian in 1913) was scrapped in 1944. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Waxahachie Pickers: 1913

Waxahachie Pickers: 1913

October 1913. "Scene on the farm of S.N. Whiteside, near Waxahachie, Texas. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton, outside of school hours. Ages range from 4 and 6 years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to 15 and more. Two adults." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Driving With Dorris: 1920

Driving With Dorris: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Dorris 6-80 seven-passenger sedan." Which retailed for an eye-popping $7190. Latest entry in the Shorpy Baedeker of Brobdingnagian Broughams. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Young Rush: 1908

Young Rush: 1908

November 1908. Gastonia, N.C. "Rush Merrill, Loray Mill. 12 years old. Been in mill three years as Doffer. Gets 75 cents a day. Said sometimes gets 3 to 5 hours a day resting between times." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Major Medical: 1908

Major Medical: 1908

1908. "Post hospital, Fort Oglethorpe, Chickamauga Park, Georgia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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