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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Scouting Outing: 1937

Scouting Outing: 1937

May 1937. "Boy Scout Jamboree. Boy Scouts sightseeing on Capitol Transit buses." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bound Brook: 1936

Bound Brook: 1936

February 1936. "Street in Bound Brook, New Jersey, showing crowded conditions." Medium-format nitrate negative by Carl Mydans. View full size

 

Nelmobile: 1937

Nelmobile: 1937

March 30, 1937. "Transportation and no parking worries. Nelm Clark, 16-year old Washington, D.C., youngster, solved this problem by combining a lawn mower motor with a set of motorcycle gears to make this unusual midget auto. Costing $60 to build, the contraption weighs only 150 pounds -- the weight is its main feature -- and if you run out of gas you easily push it or tuck it under your arm and walk home." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Just Us Girls: 1910

Just Us Girls: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Mrs. John Henderson with children." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

New York, New York: 1931

New York, New York: 1931

December 15, 1931. "River House, 52nd Street and East River. Shoreline with clouds." 5x7 safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Mudville '09

Mudville '09

January 1909. "Augusta, Georgia. A typical street scene in Gregtown where the employees in King Mill live. The Secretary of Associated Charities said this is the most degraded part of Augusta." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Thompson Street: 1912

Thompson Street: 1912

New York, February 1912. "A load of kimonos just finished. Girl very reticent. Thompson Street." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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