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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Super Giant: 1964

Super Giant: 1964

1964. The Super Giant supermarket in Rockville, Maryland. Color transparency by John Dominis, Life magazine photo archive. View full size.

Fine & Dandy: 1912

Fine & Dandy: 1912

1912. "Democratic National Convention, Baltimore. Bennett Clark, son of Champ Clark." Beauchamp Clark, favored to win the presidential nomination, ended up losing it to Woodrow Wilson. Son Joel Bennett Clark represented Missouri in the Senate from 1933 to 1945. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Mrs. Slater, Miss Moore: 1916

Mrs. Slater, Miss Moore: 1916

1916. "Woman's National Service School, under woman's section, Navy League. Mrs. Slater and Miss Moore." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

A Little Off the Middle: 1922

A Little Off the Middle: 1922

Circa 1922, another entry in the "Surgery" series, this one pre-op. The laundry mark on the towel says "Vets Hospital No. 11 (or maybe 17) Washington D.C." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Thruway Lanes: 1956

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Thruway Lanes: 1956

Bowling alley circa 1956. Next door: Fine dining at the Thruway Restaurant. Color transparency by Dmitri Kessel, Life magazine photo archive. View full size.

The Summer of '40

The Summer of '40

From a set of Kodaslide transparencies found in a mailer postmarked 8/12/40; rate was 1½ cents from Rochester, NY (developed by Kodak) to Paul Smiths, NY. The rest of the set is here. View full size.

Rabbit Jump: 1916

Rabbit Jump: 1916

Washington, 1916. "Horse shows. Ralph Coffin jumping his horse over Sylvanus Stokes's Rolls-Royce on Rabbit." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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