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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • NOTHING LIKE A GOOD BOOK, c 1920s

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.

 

The Upper Hand: 1919

The Upper Hand: 1919

1919. "Ralph E. Madsen, the tall cowboy, shaking hands with Senator Morris Sheppard at Capitol." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Home Cooking: 1910

Home Cooking: 1910

Circa 1910. Mixing up a big batch of "Salmonella Surprise." Scanned from the original 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

Arsenal: 1942

Arsenal: 1942

December 1942. Detroit, Michigan. "Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corporation. Stockpile of coal and iron ore." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hanover Junction: 1863

Hanover Junction: 1863

1863. "Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania. Passenger train at depot." From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, Gettysburg, June-July 1863. Wet plate glass negative by Mathew Brady or his assistant. View full size.

 

Teddy Bear Skins: 1908

Teddy Bear Skins: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Cutting out teddy bear skins." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Caumsett Manor: 1933

Caumsett Manor: 1933

October 12, 1933. Huntington, Long Island. "Marshall Field estate at Lloyd Neck. Interior view of polo stables." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 
 
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