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

Rhapsody in Brick: 1940

Rhapsody in Brick: 1940

December 1940 or January 1941. "Detail of industrial building in Massachusetts." 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Guinea Pig: 1937

Guinea Pig: 1937

July 10, 1937. "Testing cosmetics. The Department of Agriculture is making tests every day in order to get cosmetics under the Pure Food and Drug Act. Mrs. C.W. West, seated, is helping Mrs. R. Goodman make a test on cold cream and other facial creams." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Clean Living: 1937

Clean Living: 1937

Washington, D.C. June 4, 1937. "Trailer camp." And what looks like the trailer seen earlier here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mildred Pepper: 1937

Mildred Pepper: 1937

July 1937. Washington, D.C. "Mrs. Claude Pepper, wife of the Senator from Florida." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

South Street: 1933

South Street: 1933

November 28, 1933. "New York City views. Looking down South Street." 5x7 safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Boy Barber: 1917

Boy Barber: 1917

February 1, 1917. Boston, Massachusetts. "Frank De Natale, a 12-year old barber. Lathers and shaves customers in father's shop, 416 Hanover Street, after school and Saturday." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1937

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Children's Hospital Rotary." Who can tell us what's going on here? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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