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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Perry and Jimmy: 1939

Perry and Jimmy: 1939

Washington, D.C., circa 1939. Actually there is no caption for this photo. Who can ID these mystery men? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
UPDATE: They're D.C. newspaper columnists Robert Kintner and Joe Alsop.

 

Canteen Scene: 1943

Canteen Scene: 1943

December 1943. Washington, D.C. "In the canteen for enlisted men at the United Nations Service Center on a Saturday night." Medium-format safety negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Raw Recruits: 1941

Raw Recruits: 1941

"December 1941. Enlisting in the Marines. Recruiting office, San Francisco." Nitrate negative by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Top Chefs: 1914

Top Chefs: 1914

Circa 1914. "U.S. Army camp kitchen." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Henrietta: 1943

Henrietta: 1943

March 1943. "Henrietta, Missouri. Going through the town on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad between Marceline, Missouri, and Argentine, Kansas. The operator has just handed up a message." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

God Bless America: 1941

God Bless America: 1941

January 1941. "Window in home of unemployed steelworker. Ambridge, Pennsylvania." Medium-format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Strike Up the Band: 1925

Strike Up the Band: 1925

"Arlington Beach." Circa 1925, the dance pavilion at the amusement park across the Potomac from Washington. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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