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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Eladio Tostado: 1943

Eladio Tostado: 1943

March 1943. "Topeka, Kansas. Eladio Tostado, steel car repairer's helper and rivet heater, at car shops of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Devil's Workshop: 1911

The Devil's Workshop: 1911

August 1911. Eastport, Maine. "Group of young cutters, Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #2, waiting for more fish. They all work, but they waste a great deal of time, as the adults do also, waiting for fish to arrive." Anyone up for a quick knife fight? Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Streamliner: 1938

Streamliner: 1938

Washington, D.C., circa 1938. "Streamlined street car passing Washington Monument." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

News Flash: 1944

News Flash: 1944

New York. June 6, 1944. ALLIED ARMIES LAND ON COAST OF FRANCE. GREAT INVASION OF CONTINENT BEGINS. "D-Day. Crowd watching the news line on the Times building at Times Square." Large-format nitrate negative by Howard Hollem or Edward Meyer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Brand New: 1938

Brand New: 1938

November 23, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Ford Motor Co., Union Station." For the 1939 model year, Ford debuted a new brand called Mercury. View full size.

 

Goodyear Blimp: 1938

Goodyear Blimp: 1938

April 13, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Goodyear blimp Enterprise at Washington Air Post." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Perry and Jimmy: 1939

Perry and Jimmy: 1939

Washington, D.C., circa 1939. Actually there is no caption for this photo. Who can ID these mystery men? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
UPDATE: They're D.C. newspaper columnists Robert Kintner and Joe Alsop.

 
 
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