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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Caboose Selfie: 1905

Caboose Selfie: 1905

Circa 1905. "Lake Shore caboose." Yet another negative we bought years ago for 99 cents from someone in Ohio. We may not know the name of the photographer, but we know what he looks like. 3¼ x 5½ inch glass plate. View full size.

 

Spar Deck Swabbies: 1898

Spar Deck Swabbies: 1898

Circa 1898. "League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia. U.S.S. Brooklyn spar deck." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Trailblazers: 1917

Trailblazers: 1917

The Bay Area circa 1917. "Jordan touring car." Our second look at this intrepid couple, motoring along a freshly plowed highway in their "Seven-Passenger Luxury Car." From the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana. View full size.

 

Pumpkin-Hound: 1923

Pumpkin-Hound: 1923

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1923. "Getting ready for Halloween, and it's nobody's business where he got the pumpkin." Jack-o-lantern carving in the field with a boy and his dog. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Seven Skulls: 1927

Seven Skulls: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "NO CAPTION (man with skull display)." Friends of the family, no doubt. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Candid Kitchen: 1910

Candid Kitchen: 1910

From around 1910 comes this glass plate that Shorpy got years ago on eBay. Two people just minding their business who find themselves staring into the ravenous maw of the Internet. Names, location, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Parlor Musicale: 1905

Parlor Musicale: 1905

From around 1905 comes this grimy 5x7 glass negative that Shorpy bought years ago but never got around to scanning till today. On the piano: That old toe-tapper "Roosevelt's Grand March." Photographer mercifully unknown. View full size.

 
 
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