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

Bus Stop: 1943

Bus Stop: 1943

September 1943. "A Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee. Idlers in front of the bus stop between Memphis and Chattanooga." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

While the City Sleeps: 1940

While the City Sleeps: 1940

Fall 1940. "New Bedford, Massachusetts. Foggy night." Another noirish image from the prolific Jack Delano. Medium format nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Puppy Garden: 1914

Puppy Garden: 1914

1914. "Dog watering flowers." Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Savings & Trust: 1910

Savings & Trust: 1910

        Completed in 1905, the Columbus Savings & Trust Building, known today as the Atlas Building, counted among its amenities "seven elevators, complete refrigerating plant, its own power plant to furnish electric lights for the offices, direct steam heating and a pneumatic clock system with dials on each floor."

Columbus, Ohio, circa 1910. "Columbus Savings & Trust Company." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Seedsto Day: 1939

Seedsto Day: 1939

January 1939. "Funeral ambulance parked under gin shed. Mound Bayou, Mississippi." Photo by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Coal Miner's Daughter: 1936

Coal Miner's Daughter: 1936

November 1936. "Home of Tennessee family of seven, now migratory workers living in camp outside of Sacramento, California. Father was coal miner in Tennessee but when the mines were not working received two days a week relief work. 'Thought we could make it better out here'." The coal miner's daughter, previously seen here. Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Castle Baths: 1927

Castle Baths: 1927

1927. "New York City views -- bathers at Long Beach. For the New York Times." Wingtips optional. 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 
 
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