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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

The Louisburg: 1901

The Louisburg: 1901

Circa 1901. "The Louisburg, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

One Ton: 1919

One Ton: 1919

The San Francisco Bay Area circa 1919. "Nash one-ton tank truck." With the same driver as this two-tonner. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Fountain Pen Factory: 1935

Fountain Pen Factory: 1935

Circa 1935. "Sheaffer fountain pen factory, Fort Madison, Iowa. Final act of the pen manufacture." 8x10 acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Dynamite Kills Two Babes: 1920

Dynamite Kills Two Babes: 1920

November 18, 1920. "Newsboy holding the Washington Times." Whose banner headline, DYNAMITE KILLS TWO BABES ASLEEP IN CRIB, summarizes a lurid crime that literally rocked Montgomery County, Maryland, in the fall of 1920 when a house painter engaged in a political feud with his neighbor, farmhand James Bolton, dynamited his bungalow, killing the man along with the two small children of his housekeeper. Guy Vernon Thompson was hanged for the crime the following April. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Jupiter Golf: 1958

Jupiter Golf: 1958

Feb. 19, 1958. "Jupiter Golf Clubhouse, Hobe Sound, Florida. Terrace, from west. William Kemp Kaler, architect; Innocenti & Webel, landscape architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Sunrise, Sunset: 1940

Sunrise, Sunset: 1940

November 1940. "Jewish stores in Colchester, Connecticut." R. Goldman, grocer, and S. Kalmonwitz, fishmonger. 35mm negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Snellenburg's: 1912

Snellenburg's: 1912

1912. "City Hall and Market Street and west from 11th, Philadelphia." With a variety of interesting signage, including an electric baseball scoreboard at Snellenburg's department store. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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