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

Chrysler Building: 1932

Chrysler Building: 1932

Jan. 19, 1932. "View from Empire State Bldg. to Chrysler Building and Queensboro Bridge, low viewpoint." 5x7 negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Vagabonds: 1937

Vagabonds: 1937

Washington, D.C. June 4, 1937. "Trailer camp." Harris & Ewing takes us into the late 1930s with a "new" batch of 1,945 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Vital Foods: 1937

Vital Foods: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. Exterior of the Happy News Cafe (described in a 1933 news item as "the new dietitian restaurant for the unemployed") at 1727 Seventh Street N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Happy News Cafe: 1937

Happy News Cafe: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Elder Michaux for United Mine Workers Fund. Happy News Cafe, 1727 7th St." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Gotham: 1931

Gotham: 1931

New York. December 15, 1931. "River House, 52nd Street and East River. Cloud study, noon, looking south from 27th floor." 5x7 safety negative by the prolific architectural photographer Samuel H. Gottscho. View full size.

 

RCA: 1933

RCA: 1933

September 1, 1933. "Rockefeller Center, New York City. RCA Building, general view from the old Union Club." Our second look at 30 Rock in the past few days. 5x7 inch safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Take a Letter: 1920

Take a Letter: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington School for Secretaries building." 1419 F Street N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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