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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

9/11: 1933

9/11: 1933

September 11, 1933. "New York City views. Looking north from the Empire State Building." 5x7 safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Artist and Model: 1926

Artist and Model: 1926

January 25, 1926. "William H. Egberts of National Museum and Kenneth Baker (Cliff House group)." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Among Friends: 1926

Among Friends: 1926

March 27, 1926. "William H. Egberts examining trepanned skulls in the anthropology laboratory at the National Museum. The crude method of trephining with the sharpened edge of a stone practiced by peoples living in Peru some 500 or 600 years ago is revealed." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Company A: 1864

Company A: 1864

August 1864. "Petersburg, Virginia. Company A, U.S. Engineer Battalion." Photos from the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. Full size 1 | Full size 2.

 

Oysters Hot Waffles: 1920

Oysters Hot Waffles: 1920

Circa 1920. "Herald, Seventh and H streets N.E." Continuing our culinary tour of the nation's capital, we present the New Olive Cafe, next door to H. Bennett, Barber, and Blechman's Fashion Shop. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Napoleon's Pastry Shop: 1924

Napoleon's Pastry Shop: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Cathedral Mansions, bakery," 3000 Connecticut Avenue. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Summertime: 1936

Summertime: 1936

August 1936. "Scenes at the auto trailer camp. Dennis Port, Mass." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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