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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

More Minneapolis: 1905

More Minneapolis: 1905

Continuing our panoramic tour of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1905. This is the left half. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Ofty's: 1926

Ofty's: 1926

1926. Another view of the Offterdinger cigar store and soda fountain in Washington, D.C. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Snappy Stories: 1926

Snappy Stories: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Offterdinger Cigar factory." T.T. Offterdinger & Co. offered "Smokers' articles, Magazines, Greeting Cards and Soda Fountain Luncheon." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Meat Market: 1920

Meat Market: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Frank Kidwell, front." Kidwell's Market on Pennsylvania Avenue, home of "strictly fresh eggs" and choice hare cuts. Mold-encrusted National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Comfy Slippers: 1921

Comfy Slippers: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Chas. Schwartz & Sons Co., 708 Seventh Street." Flanking the jeweler, footwear from small to large, and a palmist-medium. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ninth and G: 1919

Ninth and G: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Ninth and G Streets." With a view of the U.S. Patent Office. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Jim and Jack: 1943

Jim and Jack: 1943

March 1943. "Conductor James M. Johnson and brakeman Jack Torbet having lunch in the caboose on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad between Waynoka, Oklahoma, and Canadian, Texas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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