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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

Motown: 1942

Motown: 1942

Detroit, July 1942. "Looking east on Farnsworth Street with the Rackham Memorial Building at right and Detroit Institute of Art on the left." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel. View full size.

 

They Shall Remain Nameless: 1925

They Shall Remain Nameless: 1925

Circa 1925. The title of this one is "Untitled" because the label fell off eons ago. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fourteenth and Q: 1932

Fourteenth and Q: 1932

"Street scene, auto accident, 14th and Q." A second look at this Washington, D.C., car crash circa 1932. National Photo Co. safety film negative. View full size.

 

Green Detroit: 1942

Green Detroit: 1942

Detroit, July 1942. "Looking north on Woodward Avenue from the Maccabees Building with the Fisher Building at the distant left, and the Wardell Hotel at the right." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel. View full size.

 

School Paper: 1941

School Paper: 1941

Washington, D.C. "Students, Eastern High School, 1941." Notes on the chalkboard mention both the school's newspaper, the Easterner, and its yearbook, "Punch and Judy." National Photo Company Collection safety film negative. View full size.

 

Accident Reconstruction: 1932

Accident Reconstruction: 1932

Washington circa 1932. "Street scene, auto accident," 14th and Q streets N.W. National Photo Company Collection safety film negative. View full size.

 

I'm With Cupid: 1935

I'm With Cupid: 1935

Silver Spring, Maryland. "Montgomery Blair High School girls, 1935." Archery, anyone? National Photo Company Collection safety negative. View full size.

 
 
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