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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRALIAN KOALA, 1930s

Homeward Bound: 1938

Homeward Bound: 1938

September 1938. Capels, West Virginia. "Miner waiting for ride home. Each miner pays twenty-five cents a week to owner of car." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

One Last Dance: 1941

One Last Dance: 1941

"Untitled. San Francisco, December 1941." Lunch 30 cents, dinner 40 cents, and a "sandwitch" is 15. Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Island Swingers: 1905

Island Swingers: 1905

St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1905. "Girls' playground, Harriet Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dymaxion House: 1941

Dymaxion House: 1941

May 1941. "Diamaxion [Dymaxion] house, metal, adapted corn bin, built by Butler Brothers, Kansas City. Designed and promoted by R. Buckminster Fuller." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Snowbirds: 1941

Snowbirds: 1941

January 1941. Sarasota, Florida. "Guests of trailer park enjoying the sun and sea breeze at the beach." Nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Eggs in Nest: 1925

Eggs in Nest: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Howard University classroom." On the blackboard: egg recipes. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Texas Tomatoes: 1939

Texas Tomatoes: 1939

March 1939. San Antonio, Texas. "Wives of vegetable peddlers sometimes accompany their husbands to the early morning market." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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