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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Tak It Ezy: 1920

Tak It Ezy: 1920

A summer camp circa 1920 in the Washington, D.C., area. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

The Rainbow Market: 1955

The Rainbow Market: 1955

April 21, 1955. Inside the Rainbow Market in Larkspur, Calif. After my father sold his store in San Francisco, he worked here in one of our home town's two grocery stores for a few years. That's him in a white apron at the end of the aisle. The exterior of the building can be seen here. My brother also took this shot while he was at it, also on 35mm Tri-X. View full size.

Gettysburg: 1913

Gettysburg: 1913

Boy Scouts at Gettysburg circa 1913 performing the time-honored camp ritual of water bucket to the head. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

The Secret of Scout Camp: 1925

The Secret of Scout Camp: 1925

"Boy Scouts, Camp Roosevelt." July 9, 1925. Just try to make them talk. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Show of Hands: 1925

A Show of Hands: 1925

July 9, 1925. "Boys Scouts at Camp Roosevelt." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Guard Camp: 1912

Guard Camp: 1912

1912. "National Guard camp. Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Provincetown Player: 1940

Provincetown Player: 1940

August 1940. "Local talent makes music on a Sunday afternoon under the soldiers' monument. Provincetown, Massachusetts." View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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