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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

New Capital: 1910

New Capital: 1910

Little Rock, Arkansas, circa 1910. "New Capital Hotel, Markham Street." A century later the building looks much the same, although it's lost the "New." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Firing Squad: 1925

Firing Squad: 1925

May 29, 1925. "Central High Rifle Team." Rumor has it these girls are loaded. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

An Okeh Christmas: 1941

An Okeh Christmas: 1941

December 1941. Washington, D.C. "Christmas shopping in Woolworth's five and ten cent store record department." Victor titles, 53 cents each. Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Shaft: 1955

Shaft: 1955

        "I thought YOU had the blueprints!"

Chicago circa 1955. "Elevator engineers." A job that has its ups and downs. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Fresno Fruit & Honey: 1915

Fresno Fruit & Honey: 1915

Fresno, California, circa 1915. "Auto tourists in Fruit Packing District." 8x6 glass negative by Howard Clinton Tibbitts, a San Francisco-based photographer who worked for the Southern Pacific railroad and its Sunset magazine. View full size.

 

Mermaid on Skis: 1953

Mermaid on Skis: 1953

February 1953. "Actress Esther Williams and cast of the film Easy to Love rehearsing and filming water skiing sequences at Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven, Florida." Ektachrome transparency by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "Esther Williams: Mermaid on Skis." View full size.

Playland: 1934

Playland: 1934

An interesting look at San Francisco car culture circa 1934. "Ocean Beach Playland -- Red Bug and Cliff House on Great Highway." With a billboard advertising Topsy's Roost, a dancehall and fried-chicken emporium just out of frame to the right. 5x7 negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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