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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

Spruce Street: 1912

Spruce Street: 1912

November 1912. Providence, Rhode Island. "Spruce Street. Tiny girl with big bag she is carrying home." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Midnight Picnic: 1947

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Midnight Picnic: 1947

September 1947. Warrenton, Virginia. "Midnight picnic being given by Eve Prince." Photo by Martha Holmes. Exciting news: Google and Time Inc. are putting the entire Life magazine photo archive of some 10 million images online. If I post one every day, we'll be done in about 27,000 years. View full size.

Groceries and Meats: 1919

Groceries and Meats: 1919

"1701 9th St. N.W., Washington." 1919 or 1920. It seems to be skating weather. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Desk Set: 1925

Desk Set: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Bureau of Identification, Department of Justice." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Picture Gallery: 1910

The Picture Gallery: 1910

Circa 1910. "The Picture Gallery, New York Public Library." Please, no talking while we gaze upon the Art. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Ladies and Germs: 1912

Ladies and Germs: 1912

1912. "Dr. George Stiles. Bacteriologist at George Washington University who was supposed to have discovered a TB germ." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Brick Work: 1916

Brick Work: 1916

1916. "Brick yard below Mount Vernon." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 
 
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