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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

Pinned: 1943

Pinned: 1943

March 1943. "Conductor G. Reynolds, checking his waybills in a caboose of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad between Argentine and Emporia, Kansas." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Far Horizons: 1943

Far Horizons: 1943

March 1943. "Duoro, New Mexico. Rounding a curve in the sheep and cattle country along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Clovis and Vaughn, New Mexico." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Redhead Posse: 1956

Redhead Posse: 1956

Bert and Iva are on the road visiting relatives. In 1956 they visited this red-headed posse in Nebraska. Stick 'em up, pardner. 35mm Kodachrome from the Bert's Slides Collection. View full size.

Bicoastal Buick: 1929

Bicoastal Buick: 1929

A 1907 "Coast-to-Coast" Buick on San Francisco's Auto Row at Van Ness Avenue and California Street in 1929, evidently at the end of its jaunt. Of all the marques represented here -- Buick, Graham-Paige, Pontiac and Oakland -- only Buick survives. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Ocean Portico: 1939

Ocean Portico: 1939

Sept. 20, 1939. The pacific side of the Atlantic: "Dunes Club, Narragansett, Rhode Island. Ocean portico looking out. Purves, Cope & Stewart, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Spanish Gallons: 1907

Spanish Gallons: 1907

Circa 1907. "The Water Tower -- Fort Thomas, Kentucky." Combining a 100,000-gallon standpipe and Spanish-American War memorial. View full size.

 

Wayne Avenue: 1908

Wayne Avenue: 1908

Philadelphia circa 1908. "Germantown -- Wayne Avenue." With, for all we know, Wayne himself. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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