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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

Hard Times: 1935

Hard Times: 1935

July 1935. "Interior of unemployed man's house. Morgantown, West Virginia." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the FSA. View full size. Interesting recent NYT article: "On the Path of Walker Evans."

 

Good Clean Fun: 1912

Good Clean Fun: 1912

Circa 1912. "Neighborhood House, pool room." Another look at this Washington, D.C., settlement house. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Story Circle: 1912

Story Circle: 1912

Washington, D.C., circa 1912. "Neighborhood House meeting room." One of five "Neighborhood House" photos. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Bensenville: 1943

Bensenville: 1943

May 1943. Bensenville, Illinois. "Bensenville yard of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad. Track repair and work on the cinder pits at the roundhouse." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Hobbled: 1917

Hobbled: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Dr. W.J. Davis, disabled auto." Take two aspirin and call me in the morning. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

City Point Wharf: 1865

City Point Wharf: 1865

1865. "City Point, Virginia. Wharf, Federal artillery, and anchored schooners." From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

In the Cards: 1920

In the Cards: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Tabulating Machine Co." Our third look at the firm's equipment in action. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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