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

Crumple Zone: 1955

Crumple Zone: 1955

Oakland, California, circa 1955. "Wrecked Buick." A 1953 Super convertible. Long before airbags, there were collapsible steering columns and dished steering wheels. And before that, there was this. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 

The Spalding: 1908

The Spalding: 1908

1908. "Spalding Hotel, Duluth Minnesota." Next door to the more intimate Hotel Windsor. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Good Neighbors: 1960

Good Neighbors: 1960

From circa 1960 comes this uncaptioned News Archive photo of a family whose reading would seem to favor religious and inspirational titles, chief among them the Bible in Mother's lap. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Lady and the Nash: 1925

Lady and the Nash: 1925

San Francisco circa 1925. "Nash Special Six two-door sedan." Equipped with "full balloon tires, five disc wheels, four-wheel brakes, Duco finish, mohair upholstery." Driver optional at extra cost. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Snow's in Summer: 1953

Snow's in Summer: 1953

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1953. "Snow's Laundry." With plenty of free parking for your car, bike or wagon. 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Water Running: 1959

Water Running: 1959

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1959. "Swim camp. Boys at park." Making a break from the bus. 4x5 acetate negative from the News archive. View full size.

 

Mary G. Powers: 1903

Mary G. Powers: 1903

Circa 1903. "Fishing schooner at 'T' wharf, Boston." With ice at the ready. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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