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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES, 1930s

The Babe: 1924

The Babe: 1924

Eighteen-year-old Ruth Malcomson, Miss Philadelphia of 1924. Later that year in Atlantic City, she would be crowned Miss America. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, Atlantic Foto Service/George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

The Babe: 1923

The Babe: 1923

New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth, in a Giants uniform, with Giants manager John McGraw at an exhibition game with the Baltimore Orioles on October 3, 1923, at the Polo Grounds. Ruth played in the Giants outfield for the game, which was a benefit. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Bagdad Flagman: 1943

Bagdad Flagman: 1943

Flagman behind a Santa Fe R.R. westbound freight during a stop at Bagdad, Calif. March 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

The Flower Factory: 1917

The Flower Factory: 1917

"Margaret Ciampa, 14 years old, finishing flowers at Boston Floral Supply Co., 347-357 Cambridge Street. Said to be the only flower factory in Massachusetts." January 29, 1917. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Our Next Album Cover: 1911

Our Next Album Cover: 1911

The boxers Louis De Ponthieu, Carl Morris and Leach Cross in 1911. Cross, born Louis Wallach in the Jewish ghetto of the Lower East Side, was also a practicing dentist ("I knock 'em out, then put 'em back in"). View full size.

 

A Poor Diet: 1936

A Poor Diet: 1936

December 1936: "Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie." View full size. Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

The Hanna Furnaces: 1942

The Hanna Furnaces: 1942

Coal tower over ovens of the Hanna furnaces, Great Lakes Steel, Detroit. Nov. 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel.

 

Hank Gowdy: 1914

Hank Gowdy: 1914

Hank Gowdy of the Boston Braves in a photo dated Oct. 13, 1914, the final game of the World Series. (Although this seems to be at the Polo Grounds and the Series that year was at Fenway Park.) View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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