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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Skeeter's Branch: 1910

Skeeter's Branch: 1910

St. Louis, Missouri. "11 a.m. Monday May 9, 1910. Newsies at Skeeter's Branch, Jefferson near Franklin. They were all smoking." Our third visit with this memorable group. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Dangerous Curves: 1947

Dangerous Curves: 1947

Los Angeles, February 1947. "Young upcoming Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe practicing in dance class." Photo by J.R. Eyerman. View full size.

Telephone Girls: 1916

Telephone Girls: 1916

Washington, 1916. "Telephone girls ride during car strike. Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hollywood Hills: 1960

Hollywood Hills: 1960

Los Angeles, 1960. "Case Study House No. 22. Stahl Residence, 1635 Woods Drive. Architect: Pierre Koenig." Color transparency by Julius Shulman. More to come on this house, which has achieved a measure of fame in the annals of modern architecture due a certain black-and-white photograph. View full size.

Auf Wiedersehen: 1917

Auf Wiedersehen: 1917

February 1917. "Count J.H. von Bernstorff, ambassador from Germany, leaving German Embassy." The scene at the embassy in Washington after Woodrow Wilson ended diplomatic relations with Germany, two months before the United States made its declaration of war. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Whiter House: 1915

The Whiter House: 1915

March 1915. "White House, scaffolding on North Portico and east side." As part of a "Clean-Up, Paint-Up" campaign sponsored by the Master House Painters and Decorators Association, the White House and Mount Vernon each got a fresh coat of paint. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Unknown Soldier: 1863

The Unknown Soldier: 1863

Circa 1861-1865. "Unknown location. Embalming surgeon at work on soldier's body. From photographs of artillery, place and date unknown." Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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