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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Made in America: 1937

Made in America: 1937

June 9, 1937. "Congress sees model of new proposed American-designed dirigible. Rep. Edward A. Kenney (right) of New Jersey, Chairman of the House Interstate Commerce Committee, viewing a model of a new American designed dirigible displayed at the Capitol today. Roland B. Respess, President of the Respess Aeronautical Engineering Corp., is pointing out the features of the ship to the House member. The House Interstate Subcommittee is hearing the witness on a bill recently introduced to authorize the loan of $12 million for constructing two eight-million-cubic-foot dirigible airships, a large American airship plane, and Atlantic operating terminal with a view toward establishing twice-a-week Trans-Atlantic airship service." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

En Route: 1936

En Route: 1936

May 1936. "Steam shovels on flatcars. Cherokee County, Kansas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

A Tale of Two Charlies: 1925

A Tale of Two Charlies: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Charles Widmayer, Margaret Monk and Charles Smoot." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Meet the Smoots: 1910

Meet the Smoots: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Senator Reed Smoot, group." The longtime Utah lawmaker gave his name to the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. View full size.

 

Executive Pantry: 1909

Executive Pantry: 1909

Circa 1909. "White House pantry." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Stress Test: 1936

Stress Test: 1936

May 1936. "Bank that failed. Kansas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Playtime: 1936

Playtime: 1936

March 1936. "Children's playground, St. Louis." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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