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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

Teeter Tot: 1937

Teeter Tot: 1937

May 1937. "One of Max Sparks' children playing on homemade teeter-totter near Long Lake, Wisconsin." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Garden of Grace: 1951

Garden of Grace: 1951

"Grace's flowers -- 18 Sept 1951." In this latest episode of Minnesota Koda­chromes the outlook is, regardless of the weather, Sunny and Warm. Color slide by Hubert Tuttle of his lovely wife and her beautiful flowers. View full size.

A Schuss in the Woods: 1967

A Schuss in the Woods: 1967

Denver socialite Ann Bonfoey Taylor with her oilman husband Vernon "Moose" Taylor and their sons among the aspens at the Vail ski resort in 1967. Medium-format negative by Toni Frissell for Vogue magazine. View full size.

The One Percent: 1910

The One Percent: 1910

        Steel magnate Charles Schwab's 75-room, $6 million beaux-arts chateau on the Upper West Side, completed in 1906, was razed in 1948 and replaced by an apartment building.

New York circa 1910. "C.M. Schwab residence 'Riverside'." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tank Brigade: 1919

Tank Brigade: 1919

    Latest entry in the Shorpy Concours of Complicated Contraptions.

San Francisco circa 1919. "Peerless tank truck." Last seen here, and a cousin to this Red Cross tanker used, to no discernible effect, to wet down streets during the influenza epidemic of the late teens. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

In My Back Yard: 1929

In My Back Yard: 1929

Long Island or Connecticut circa 1929. "Unidentified women, possibly Elizabeth Duncan dancers." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Dirt Track Daredevils: 1912

Dirt Track Daredevils: 1912

        Motorcycle racing 103 years ago at the old Benning horse track in Washington.

May 30, 1912. "National Capital Motorcycle Club -- Decoration Day motor races at Benning track." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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