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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

End of the Rainbow: Cars!

End of the Rainbow: Cars!

1955. A rainbow over the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, seems to end on a row of classic 50s cars. The two-tone '53 Olds is nice, but I wish it wasn't obscuring the red-roofed Merc behind it. Shot by my brother, then a freshman there, on 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Guys and Dolls: 1925

Guys and Dolls: 1925

December 24, 1925. More of the "Uncle Sam's Follies" cast. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Viv & Dick & Dot: 1925

Viv & Dick & Dot: 1925

November 24, 1925. Washington, D.C. Vivian and Dorothy Marinelli at the Hoffman-Hoskins Salon of Dance with "Pony Ballet" star Dick Nash, seen in our previous post as the tallest girl in the "Uncle Sam's Follies" chorus line. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

A Chorus Line: 1925

A Chorus Line: 1925

November 24, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Uncle Sam's Follies." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Louise Dyson: 1940

Louise Dyson: 1940

September 1940. St. Mary's County, Maryland. "Mrs. Louise Dyson, wife of Farm Security Administration borrower. She is the mother of fifteen children." Medium format safety negative by John Vachon for the FSA. View full size.

 

This Is Stereorama: 1964

This Is Stereorama: 1964

How do I even begin to explain why I did this? It was 1964; I was 18; I was big on photography; I was big on my record collection; I had a daylight photoflood bulb. At the time, it seemed like a no-brainer. Wards brand 35mm slide. View full size.

Pittsburgh: 1941

Pittsburgh: 1941

June 1941. "Rain. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." View full size. Medium format safety negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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