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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • NOTHING LIKE A GOOD BOOK, c 1920s

Whisky Warehouse: 1899

Whisky Warehouse: 1899

Circa 1899. "Hiram Walker & Sons, Walkerville, Ontario." Premises of the venerable Canadian distillery. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Final Destination: 1957

Final Destination: 1957

Oakland, California, circa 1957. "Late Final." 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive, wrapping up Motor Mayhem Monday. View full size.

 

The Rope Line: 1904

The Rope Line: 1904

Circa 1904. "Surf bathing at Easton's Beach, Newport, R.I." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

School Zone: 1957

School Zone: 1957

Oakland, Calif., circa 1957. "Wrecked taxi at school crossing." Note the crossing guard at right. Featured players in this curbside drama include a 1957 Chevy, Plymouth taxicab and (yet again) 1953 Buick, supported by a trio of 1955 and '56 Ford police cars. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Where's the Fire?

Where's the Fire?

San Francisco, 1921. "Sonora Fire Dept. (Tuolumne County) REO truck at Engine Company No. 15 firehouse, California Street." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Variety Show: 1953

Variety Show: 1953

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1953. "The Witt Store." Your headquarters for notions, sundries, gewgaws and baubles. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Well-Connected: 1955

Well-Connected: 1955

Circa 1955 in Columbus, Georgia. "Switchboard" is all it says here. Smile so they can hear it! 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 
 
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