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

Lux Aeterna: 1943

Lux Aeterna: 1943

March 1943. "Brakeman Jack Torbet, sitting at the window of the caboose pulling out of Waynoka, Oklahoma, on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Career Girl: 1956

Career Girl: 1956

1956. "New York. 21-year-old Mary Cumming, a secretary in offices of designer Raymond Loewy." Who'll be first to locate this intersection? Photo by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "Career Girl." View full size.

 

Post-Mortem: 1930

Post-Mortem: 1930

From around 1930 comes this image of a wrecked 1920s Buick and an ominous pair of shoes. 8x10 Eastman acetate negative signed "Winstead." View full size.

 

Riverside Inn: 1909

Riverside Inn: 1909

Circa 1909. "Riverside Inn, Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains, N.Y." There seems to be a parade or procession of some sort in the offing, with a brass band and horses advertising an auction. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Fall Color: 1910

Fall Color: 1910

Circa 1910. "Riverside Drive, New York." A crisp autumn day in Manhattan -- perfect for enjoying nature's tapestry ablaze in a riot of grays. View full size.

 

House Beautiful: 1959

House Beautiful: 1959

Feb. 23, 1959. "Salisbury, residence in Hobe Sound, Fla. Ocean facade. William Kemp Caler, architect. For House Beautiful." The cocktail hour commences on the patio in five minutes. 5x7 inch negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

High Gear: 1926

High Gear: 1926

OVER CALIFORNIA ST. IN HIGH GEAR

FROM KEARNEY ST. UP "EASILY"
FROM 60 TO 75 MILES PER HOUR -- ALL DAY LONG
75 MILES PER HOUR AS SMOOTH AS 30 MILES
ONLY CAR THAT WILL DO IT -- REGARDLESS OF PRICE

"KISSEL STRAIGHT EIGHT"

HORACE HILLS -- 1910 VAN NESS

San Francisco, 1926. "Kissel Straight Eight on California Street." Around 150 Kissels are said to survive, out of the 35,000 manufactured before the company expired in 1930. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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