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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Boy Am I Stuffed: 1916

Boy Am I Stuffed: 1916

"Toy dog." (Resembling the Victor mascot Nipper.) February 7, 1916. The name Victor seems to have been inked on the pup's collar by the photographer after the negative was developed. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Thanksgiving Maskers: 1911

Thanksgiving Maskers: 1911

November 1911. Before Halloween came into its own as a holiday in this country, there was "Thanksgiving masking," where kids would dress up and go door to door for apples, or maybe "scramble for pennies." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. Links: Yahoo Xtra | Encyclopedia.com

 

Dark or Light?

Dark or Light?

Two Thanksgiving maskers circa 1911. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Done Up: 1911

Done Up: 1911

November 29, 1911. Painting a Thanksgiving masker somewhere in New York. View full size. 5x7 glass negative from the George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Tables for Ladies

Tables for Ladies

Thanksgiving maskers outside a restaurant circa 1911, when a turkey dinner with all the fixings was 40 cents. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Before Butterball: 1910

Before Butterball: 1910

Buying the Thanksgiving turkey circa 1910. Plucking required. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Big Bird With All the Trimmings: 1942

Big Bird With All the Trimmings: 1942

July 1942. "Wiring a junction box on the firewall for the right engine of a B-25 bomber at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. Forward of this wall will be mounted one of two 1,700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engines." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. View full size.

 
 
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