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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Gurley Boy: 1910

Gurley Boy: 1910

May 1910. St. Louis, Missouri. "Boy named Gurley. An eight year old newsie. 18th & Washington Streets." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

On the Brink: 1942

On the Brink: 1942

November 1942. "American Smelting and Refining. Garfield, Utah." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Andreas Feininger for the OWI. View full size.

 

Roots: 1949

Roots: 1949

My brother and me, blissfully unaware of what our hair would be like 25 years later. On a 1949 visit to our grandparents in Calpella, Calif. On the right, there's the family Hudson when it was still new. From a 120 roll film negative shot by my sister. View full size.

The Coast Is Clear: 1974

The Coast Is Clear: 1974

The three boys at Lincoln State Park in Southern Indiana. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Yardbirds: 1920

Yardbirds: 1920

Ruth St. Denis and husband Ted Shawn, of the Denishawn dance company, strike a pose circa 1920. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Scooby-Doo: 1967

Scooby-Doo: 1967

All five kids plus Tippy the wonder dog in Rochester, Indiana. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Peephole: 1864

Peephole: 1864

May 1864. "Virginia. Pontoon bridge across the North Anna River below Taylor's Bridge." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy O'Sullivan. View full size.

 
 
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