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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

Arkansas Travelers: 1920

Arkansas Travelers: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. Three gents in a dusty touring car with Arkansas and Colorado tags (and Yellowstone National Park windshield pass) are the stars of this 5x7 glass negative with the caption "Studebaker. Chester N. Weaver Co., S.E. corner Van Ness & California. Remodeled and occupied by Crocker-Citizens' Bank in 1967." Photo by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Rainy Day Woman: 1940

Rainy Day Woman: 1940

November 1940. "Main street intersection in Norwich, Connecticut, on a rainy day." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

My Dear Mr. President: 1939

My Dear Mr. President: 1939

        Production of the U.S. Department of Interior's radio play My Dear Mr. President, broadcast on Jan. 8, 1939, the subject of which was the Interior Secretary's annual report to the President.

January 1939. "Reception room, office, script writers' room, small and large studios, and sound control room. These actors are members of the cast for My Dear Mr. President, a play based upon the President's budget message presented in January 1939 through the channels of the national hookups." Harris & Ewing Collection 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

Angels Flight: 1960

Angels Flight: 1960

October 2, 1960 "Lower station, 'Angels Flight,' Third & Hill streets, Los Angeles. Last remaining cable railway in the City of Los Angeles." 5x7 acetate negative by Jack Boucher for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

Model Tea: 1918

Model Tea: 1918

San Francisco, 1918. "Buick at Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park." The styling: Early Perpendicular. Glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Back Bay: 1904

Back Bay: 1904

Circa 1904. "Boston, Massachusetts. Back Bay from the State House dome." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Small-Mart: 1938

Small-Mart: 1938

May 1938. "Store, La Forge, Missouri." Your source for Benz Baby Bowel Corrective. 35mm negative by the peripatetic Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
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