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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

King Street: 1910

King Street: 1910

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1910. "King Street, south." Among the merch­ants vying for your trade are a Bible depository, Victor Talking Machines dealer and branch of the "Wide Awake" store. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Jazz Arms: 1930

Jazz Arms: 1930

April 25, 1930. New York. "Choreographer Sarah Mildred Strauss and pupils." Cue "Rhapsody in Gray." Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Tiny Seamstress: 1924

Tiny Seamstress: 1924

March 1924. "Tenement homework. Pictures taken in connection with invest­igation (see report TE-NY-39)." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Come On Down: 1905

Come On Down: 1905

Pittsburgh circa 1905. "Monongahela Incline up Mount Washington." A funicular railway that ran until 1935. The freight incline is on the left. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Whiteout House: 1938

The Whiteout House: 1938

Nov. 25, 1938. For those of us who can't get enough of the white stuff: "Washington was digging itself out of 8 inches of snow today, the first snowstorm of winter. The scene at the White House." Harris & Ewing photo. View full size.

 

Flower Power: 1925

Flower Power: 1925

March 9, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Among the first to visit the 1925 Amaryllis Show at the government greenhouses on B Street was the new Secretary of Agriculture William M. Jardine." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

D.C. Tenement: 1935

D.C. Tenement: 1935

Summer 1935. "Washington, D.C., alley dwelling. The clutter of filth, debris and tin cans all have highly utilitarian purposes. Many of the houses are without gas, water, or electric connections." Note the Capitol dome at the top of the frame. Our second look at this abode. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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