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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Dear Folks: 1943

Dear Folks: 1943

July 1943. "Greenville, South Carolina. Air Service Command. Writing a letter home." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Man, G

Man, G

Washington, D.C., circa 1932. "Federal Bureau of Investigation. Filing fingerprints and mugshots." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Iron Pony: 1905

Iron Pony: 1905

New Zealand circa 1905. "E class locomotive, E 66, at the Petone Railway Workshops, with William Godber standing on the front. Known as 'Pearson's Dream,' designed by G.A. Pearson, and built in 1905 for use on the Rimutaka Incline; written off in 1917." Glass negative by A.P. Godber. View full size.

 

The Happy Wanderers: 1932

The Happy Wanderers: 1932

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, circa 1932. "NO CAPTION (Boys camped in woods)." Our third look at these angsty adolescents. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Textbook Example: 1912

Textbook Example: 1912

Circa 1912. "New York Public Library building." With a variety of motorized conveyances. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Bombs Away: 1929

Bombs Away: 1929

1929. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "NO CAPTION [Man in airplane]." Next-door neighbor to this image in the Harris & Ewing negative series. View full size.

 

Hot Box: 1943

Hot Box: 1943

1943. "Melbourne, Australia. United States Army hospital. Patient receiving treatment in new fever machine which keeps temperature at 107 degrees (108 degrees is fatal). Note ice in basin and fan to cool head." Photo by Jo. Fallon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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