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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Grand Union: 1912

Grand Union: 1912

New York circa 1912. "Grand Union Hotel, 42nd Street and Park Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bike Chained: 1920

Bike Chained: 1920

May 1920. "Sailor Tony Pizzo passing through Washington on a Coast to Coast bicycle run handcuffed to his machine. The handcuffs were sealed by Mayor Hylan in New York April 24 and are not to be opened until his return to that city. Pizzo made a California to New York trip in like manner in 1919." View full size.

 

Bottle Boys: 1909

Bottle Boys: 1909

November 1909. "Night scene in Cumberland Glass Works, Bridgeton, N.J." Mak­ing bottles one at a time. Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Portland Depot: 1909

Portland Depot: 1909

1909. "Union Station, Portland, Maine." Demolished August 31, 1961. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Light Runner: 1910

The Light Runner: 1910

Fairfax County, Virginia, circa 1910. "Vienna P.O." Our title comes from the name of the delivery wagon. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Wandering Jewett: 1923

Wandering Jewett: 1923

The Bay Area in 1923. "Plate 7. Jewett touring car on mountain road." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Message Received: 1943

Message Received: 1943

March 1943. "Dalies, New Mexico. Conductor C.W. Tevis picking up a message from a woman operator on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Belen and Gallup." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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