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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Saturday Noon: 1910

Saturday Noon: 1910

November 1910. Huntsville, Alabama. "Closing hour, Saturday noon, at Dallas Mill. Every child in photo, so far as I was able to ascertain, works in that mill. When I questioned some of the youngest boys as to their ages, they said they were 12, and then other boys said they were lying. (Which sentiment I agreed with.)" Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Penny-Pitchers: 1912

Penny-Pitchers: 1912

November 1912. "Pitching Pennies. Providence, Rhode Island. For Child Welfare Exhibit." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Bud and Dick: 1915

Bud and Dick: 1915

1915. "Baker and O'Brien, transcontinental motorcyclists, at north of Ellipse below White House." Dick O'Brien and Bud Baker were two "Washington high school boys" who made a five-month, 10,000-mile round trip to the West Coast to see the California expositions. Said Dick: "Our experiences will prove mighty interesting when we start to tell them." Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

The Good Life: 1960

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The Good Life: 1960

Another of the many swimming pools photographed by Frank Scherschel circa 1960. Throw in a tiki or two and we have all the makings of a Josh Agle painting. Anscochrome transparency, Life magazine photo archive. View full size.

Big 4 Candy: 1926

Big 4 Candy: 1926

1926. "Semmes Motor Co., Schrafft's truck." A Dodge truck in Big 4 Candy livery at 608 E Street N.W., Washington. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

No. 1 Atlantic Ocean: 1910

No. 1 Atlantic Ocean: 1910

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1910. "Young's residence on Million Dollar Pier." The marble-encrusted Venetian "villa" at No. 1 Atlantic Ocean of showman and real-estate developer Captain John Young. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Empress: 1915

The Empress: 1915

Washington, D.C. "Dog Show, 1915. Mrs. Blanche Strebeigh Bonaparte." Dog owner Mrs. B. (this girl's mother) was married to Jerome Bonaparte, great-grandnephew of Napoleon. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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