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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

Starlight Park: 1921

Starlight Park: 1921

June 1921. Eleanor Tierney at Starlight Park on the Bronx River at 177th Street. Eleanor, a Broadway chorus girl, married a banker and ended up in Larchmont. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Soldiers and Nurses

Soldiers and Nurses

The place and provenance of this photo are unknown to me. Scanned from a large print. Perhaps someone can identify the uniforms? View full size.

Confederate Veterans: 1917

Confederate Veterans: 1917

The Gray and the gray. "Confederate veteran reunion, Washington, 1917." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Garden Party: 1929

A Garden Party: 1929

June 27, 1929. "President and Mrs. Hoover greeting their guests at White House reception for veterans." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Thanksgiving: May 1925

Thanksgiving: May 1925

May 21, 1925. "White House garden party for wounded veterans. President and Mrs. Coolidge greeting guests." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

The Big Game: 1912

The Big Game: 1912

Washington, 1912. "Football. Georgetown-Carlisle game; Glenn Warner." (Not pictured: Five bare-chested rowdies with H-O-Y-A-S spelled out in lipstick across their ribs.) Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Atlantic City Boardwalk: 1908

Atlantic City Boardwalk: 1908

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1908. "Chalfonte Hotel and the Boardwalk." With some sort of spillage splotch in the middle, "double chair" rental on the right and a 45-star flag topping it all off. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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