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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE YANGTZE GORGES, c. 1930

Red Sauce: 1943

Red Sauce: 1943

January 1943. New York. "Italian-American fireman giving pint of blood to the Red Cross." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Night Ride: 1943

Night Ride: 1943

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Trolley leaving the terminal at night." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Up in Ypres: 1917

Up in Ypres: 1917

October 27, 1917. "Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area -- an observation balloon about to ascend." Glass negative by James Francis Hurley. View full size.

 

Off to the Litter Box: 1914

Off to the Litter Box: 1914

1914. "Cats in costume carrying watering can and garden rake." Photo by Harry Whittier Frees, the Ansel Adams of feline portraiture. View full size.

 

Berry Hill: 1935

Berry Hill: 1935

Pittsylvania County, Virginia, circa 1935. "Berry Hill, Danville vicinity. Related names: Mrs. Simms. Built in three units -- in 1776, in 1812, and in 1850 -- by the Perkins family. The later building was done under the direction of Maj. Wilson, who married Peter Perkins' granddaughter. Used as a hospital by Continental Army in 1781." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

All the Trimmings: 1910

All the Trimmings: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Harris, Martha. Christmas tree." The home of Harris & Ewing co-founder George Harris and wife May, with presents for daughter Martha. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Over My Oeuvre: 1952

Over My Oeuvre: 1952

1952. "Entertainer Gene Kelly executing leap over film cans labeled with titles of his movies." From photos by Maurice Terrell for Look magazine. View full size.

 
 
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