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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

European Alley: 1910

European Alley: 1910

Circa 1910s. "Travel views of Europe" is as specific as this series gets. Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Wood & Coal: 1912

Wood & Coal: 1912

Washington, D.C., circa 1912. "S.M. Frazier trucks." Samuel Frazier, dealer in coke and lime, and his fleet of "Wilcox Trux" at his business on Monroe Street in Anacostia. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

What a Waist: 1920s

What a Waist: 1920s

1920s. "Men's underwear." Pondering the age-old question, "Boxers or boxers?" Photo by the Gordon Burt Studio of Wellington, New Zealand. View full size.

 

U Want a Lunch: 1905

U Want a Lunch: 1905

Circa 1905. "Rutland, Vermont -- Center Street." Our title comes from the eatery on the right. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Prospect Hill: 1940

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Prospect Hill: 1940

1940. "Prospect Hill, Airlie, Halifax County, North Carolina." Seen earlier here. Photo by C.O. Greene for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

The Tea Party: 1914

The Tea Party: 1914

1914. "Kittens in costume at banquet table with tea service." Conclave of the Congressional Catnip Caucus. Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Mobile Lounge: 1963

Mobile Lounge: 1963

A more complete view of the "mobile lounge" whose gangway was seen here yesterday. "Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounges." Photo by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 
 
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