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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Nashville: 1864

Nashville: 1864

1864. "Nashville, Tennessee. Rail yard and depot with locomotives." Wet-plate glass negative by George N. Barnard. View full size. Another view here.

 

Blue Island: 1943

Blue Island: 1943

April 1943. Blue Island, Illinois. "John Kelseh, blacksmith, at his forge in the blacksmith shop at the roundhouse, Rock Island R.R." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Butter Eggs Cheese: 1925

Butter Eggs Cheese: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Semmes Motor Co. -- National City Dairy Co. trucks." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Midgets for Coolidge: 1924

Midgets for Coolidge: 1924

January 23, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Midget." News item, Jan. 20: "The first organized touring Coolidge Marching Club to work for the nomination of the president comes to Washington Sunday morning. It is composed of 25 European midgets, headed by I.S. Rose, New Englander and impresario. The midgets wear buttons and ribbons on which is inscribed 'Coolidge 1925.'" View full size.

 

Left on White: 1926

Left on White: 1926

January 5, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Traffic Director Eldridge inspecting new lights." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Faneuil Hall: 1903

Faneuil Hall: 1903

"Faneuil Hall, Boston, c. 1903." Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Dentist Gas: 1921

Dentist Gas: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Louis & Co., Seventh and G." A convenient grouping of Victrolas, painless dentistry and patent advice. View full size.

 
 
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