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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT, WWII

Winter Palace: 1933

Winter Palace: 1933

February 12, 1933. "New York City views. Plaza buildings from Central Park." The Savoy Plaza and Plaza hotels. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

The Stacks: 1944

The Stacks: 1944

June 29, 1944. "Connecticut College for Women, New London. Palmer Library, carrels in stack room." Safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Sands of Glen Echo: 1943

Sands of Glen Echo: 1943

July 1943. Glen Echo, Maryland. "Sun bathers on the sand beach at the swimming pool in the Glen Echo amusement park." In the foreground: The photographer's sisters Claire and Enid Bubley. Photo by Esther Bubley, OWI. View full size.

 

Thirst Parlor: 1921

Thirst Parlor: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. An amazing amount of detail in this Pennsylvania Avenue storefront view, all the more interesting for its general air of shabbiness and decay. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Li'l Skeptics: 1943

Li'l Skeptics: 1943

Washington, D.C. July 1943. "Spectators at the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Medium-format negative by Esther Bubley, OWI. View full size.

 

Dr. Vedder: 1894

Dr. Vedder: 1894

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1894. "Treasury Street." Dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Toy Story: 1942

Toy Story: 1942

February 1942. A.C. Gilbert Company, New Haven, Connecticut. "Conversion. Toy factory. Stephanie Cewe's skill with this electric screwdriver has been turned to the aid of Uncle Sam's war machine. Stephanie used to assemble toy locomotives; today, she uses the same screwdriver to assemble parachute flare casings." Photo by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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