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

Cheese Lovers: 1924

Cheese Lovers: 1924

Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., 1924. "Chestnut Farms Dairy." The cottage cheese couple again, spooning in public. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

And a Dog Named Gyp: 1922

And a Dog Named Gyp: 1922

May 2, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Something new in auto tops. George R. Wharff of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and Joseph Fossard returning from Florida. When they lost their top, they thatched it with palm leaves, which seem to answer every purpose. Gyp, their companion on the trip, has traveled 10,000 miles on the front fender as shown in the picture." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

No Soup for You: 1915

No Soup for You: 1915

Circa 1915. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "Army cooks." National Photo Company glass negative. Thanks to Tom for the title of this post. View full size.

 

Small Curd: 1924

Small Curd: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Chestnut Farms Dairy." ("Cottage cheese, sugar? Yes, honey.") National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Santa Fe Brakeman: 1943

Santa Fe Brakeman: 1943

March 1943. "Brakeman H.B. Van Santford riding on top of the caboose as the train on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad goes down from Summit to San Bernardino, California. The swing and head brakeman also ride on top of the cars for the entire distance." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Neighbors: 1938

Neighbors: 1938

November 30, 1938. "Now that President Roosevelt has approved the $15 million low rent housing program for the District of Columbia, such slum scenes as this will disappear from the 'city beautiful.' This picture was made within a stone's throw of the U.S. Capitol." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

American Garage: 1943

American Garage: 1943

March 1943. "San Bernardino, California. A general view in the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad locomotive shops." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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