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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Sk8r Dude: 1921

Sk8r Dude: 1921

Washington, D.C. January 29, 1921. "Herbert Bell and Joe Garso." Either Herb or Joe takes a smoke break while the other fellow does all the work. View full size.

 

Arrangement in Green and Brown: 1963

Arrangement in Green and Brown: 1963

June 1963. My mother doing the crossword puzzle, seated under our grape arbor. Her glasses seem to have a fan base here on Shorpy, so here they are close-up. It's not posed, and I probably got a dirty look after she heard the shutter click. For chronological context, I was two months shy of 17 when I took this Kodachrome, and my mother 54. We were both Leos. View full size.

Built for Two: 1921

Built for Two: 1921

January 29, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Herbert Bell and Joe Garso." The one-legged trick bike riders put on a show. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Look, Ma: 1921

Look, Ma: 1921

January 29, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Herbert Bell and Joe Garso," a duo of one-legged trick cyclists who were probably war veterans. Which one this is, I'm not sure. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Uneeda Banana: 1921

Uneeda Banana: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "National Fruit Co." Salvatore Scalco's produce business on Louisiana Avenue. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Marietta Street: 1864

Marietta Street: 1864

1864. "Atlanta, Georgia. View on Marietta Street." Wet plate negative by George N. Barnard. LOC Civil War glass plate negative collection. View full size.

 

Grace in Color: 1920

Grace in Color: 1920

A colorized version of this 1920 photo of actress Grace Valentine by the Bain News Service. View full size. More in the Colorized Gallery.

 
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