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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

The Cable Guy: 1942

The Cable Guy: 1942

June 1942. "This husky member of a construction crew building a 33,000 volt power line into Fort Knox is performing an important war service. Thousands of soldiers are in training there, and the new line from a hydroelectric plant at Louisville is needed to supplement the existing power supply." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Outta My Way, Tree: 1921

Outta My Way, Tree: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Accident at 12th and K." (The Franklin Market: "Your cigar and school supply headquarters!") National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Career Girl: 1925

Career Girl: 1925

Washington, 1925. "Miss Grace M. Eddy, first woman examiner for the Interstate Commerce Commission." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Return to Plum Point: 1928

Return to Plum Point: 1928

Circa 1928, more fun in the sun at Plum Point near Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Plum Point: 1928

Plum Point: 1928

"Plum Point." Circa 1928. Thinking of Friday's historic vote in the House of Representatives, I was all set to post a photo of Woodrow Wilson addressing Congress. Then I found this. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Boys on Bikes, Cont'd.

Boys on Bikes, Cont'd.

Dallas, October 1913. "Messenger boy in the heart of the Reservation (Red Light). Prostitutes run back and forth. Business beginning at mid-day. I saw messenger boys and delivery boys for drug stores from 15 years upward. Some still younger told me that they go there. This was in spite of a strong agitation being waged to close up the resorts." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

Romeroville: 1943

Romeroville: 1943

Spring 1943. "Romeroville, near Chacon, New Mexico." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier for the Office of War Information.

 
 
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