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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Cover Girl: 1941

Cover Girl: 1941

"Summer 1941. Detroit, Michigan. Girls playing cards and drinking Coca-Cola." The game seems to be winding up in this series of photos by Arthur Siegel, with these two having lost their shirts. Or something like that. View full size.

 

G Street: 1925

G Street: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Merchants Bank Bldg., G Street N.W. -- G.G. Loehler Co." Neighbors include Typothetae of Washington, Huff Duplicating and an Ediphone dealer. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Chicks in a Box: 1939

Chicks in a Box: 1939

February 1939. "Bankhead Farms, Alabama. A homesteader with some of the baby chicks he is raising." Supported by a roadster rather than a rooster. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Pleasant and Main: 1907

Pleasant and Main: 1907

Laconia, New Hampshire, circa 1907. "Pleasant and Main Streets." There's a lot to see in this super-detailed view, including the latest "moving pictures." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Red Sauce: 1943

Red Sauce: 1943

January 1943. New York. "Italian-American fireman giving pint of blood to the Red Cross." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Night Ride: 1943

Night Ride: 1943

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Trolley leaving the terminal at night." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Up in Ypres: 1917

Up in Ypres: 1917

October 27, 1917. "Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area -- an observation balloon about to ascend." Glass negative by James Francis Hurley. View full size.

 
 
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