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

Kook-Kwick: 1937

Kook-Kwick: 1937

August 18, 1937. Washington, D.C. "Baby Service, Inc. Miss Ann Turner sterilizing bottles." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Modern Terminal: 1962

Modern Terminal: 1962

New York circa 1962. "Trans World Airlines Terminal, Idlewild Airport. Eero Saarinen, architect." Photo by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

Man-Cave Caboose: 1943

Man-Cave Caboose: 1943

January 1943. "Freight train operations on the Chicago & North Western Railroad between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The caboose is the conductor's second home. He always uses the same one and many conductors cook and sleep there while waiting for trains to take back from division points." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Wormsloe: 1940

Wormsloe: 1940

Circa 1940. "Wormsloe Plantation driveway. Savannah vicinity, Chatham County, Georgia." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

The New Nash: 1921

The New Nash: 1921

"Nash sedan, 1921." The pride of Kenosha, parked somewhere in Washington. 8x6 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Farmers Bank: 1910

Farmers Bank: 1910

Pittsburgh circa 1910. "Wood Street and the Farmers Bank." At left, the domed Keenan Building. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Nine of Spades: 1941

Nine of Spades: 1941

        The stakes in this cryptic card game are getting both higher and lower.

Summer 1941. "Detroit, Michigan. Girls playing cards and drinking Coca-Cola." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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