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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Nick Noir: 1924

Nick Noir: 1924

New York, December 1924. "Unloading Railway Express car." When the sleigh's in the shop, Santa might have to hijack a truck. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Jerusalem: 1938

Jerusalem: 1938

British Mandate Palestine, 1938. "New general post office building in Jerusalem, N.W. corner on Jaffa Road, opened June 17, 1938, by His Excellency." 5x7 dry-plate glass negative, Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Thread Mill Boys: 1916

Thread Mill Boys: 1916

June 19, 1916. Fall River, Massachusetts. "Noon Hour -- Kerr Thread. Little boy in front always gets jollied and he answers the men back as tough as you please. Father in saloon. Boy went in to get money. Saloon on Pleasant Street in Flint Village." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Thread Mill Girls: 1916

Thread Mill Girls: 1916

June 19, 1916. Fall River, Mass. "Kerr Thread Mill. All over 16. Having fun with camera man. Good conditions in this mill. Caps to protect hair from dust and keep hair from getting tangled in machinery. These girls worked in an operating room, not the cloth room." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

The Boomerang: 1963

The Boomerang: 1963

Winter 1962-63 in Aspen, Colorado. Boomerang Lodge, designed by owner Charlie Paterson, a Frank Lloyd Wright-trained architect (and ski instructor). The vehicle on the left is a Cadillac hearse used as a lodge limo! View full size.

Gasoline Plant: 1915

Gasoline Plant: 1915

1915. "Dr. Walter F. Rittman. Gasoline plant at Pittsburg." Bureau of Mines chemical engineer Walter Rittman developed the "Rittman process" used in petroleum refining. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hanging On: 1916

Hanging On: 1916

Washington circa 1916. "Society Circus. Clowns and horse." More derring-do from these madcap equestrians. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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