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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Starter House: 1939

Starter House: 1939

October 1939. "Home of one member of Ola self-help sawmill co-op, Gem County, Idaho. 'She likes to sit in the door and watch the geese'." Seen earlier here. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Burn Less Money: 1905

Burn Less Money: 1905

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1905. "Summit Street." Home to cut-rate cigars and a bunch of bananas. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cat-Woman: 1914

Cat-Woman: 1914

May 12, 1914. "King, G., Miss, with Buzzer the cat. 135 E. 66th Street, New York City." Buzzer served as a prop in dozens of these portraits by Arnold Genthe. 5x7 glass negative, with much curlicue stippling. View full size.

 

Flying Fortress: 1942

Flying Fortress: 1942

December 1942, a year after Pearl Harbor. "Production. B-17 heavy bomber. A nearly complete B-17F 'Flying Fortress' at Boeing's Seattle plant." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Monty's Diner: 1942

Monty's Diner: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Monty's Diner." Next door to the Wigwam and Redmen's Club. Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the OWI. View full size.

 

These Our People: 1953

These Our People: 1953

April 24, 1953. "Goucher College, Towson, Maryland. Library interior IV. Moore & Hutchins, client." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Apple Store: 1920s

Apple Store: 1920s

Circa 1920s New Zealand. "Greengrocery, probably Taranaki region. Chinese shopkeeper with baskets of apples and boxes of peaches, cape gooseberries and other fruits." Glass negative by John Reginald Wall. View full size.

 
 
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