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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Two Cents' Worth: 1911

Two Cents' Worth: 1911

Detroit circa 1911. "Dime Savings Bank under construction." A preliminary look at the future skyscraper and, at left, the clock tower of the Detroit Post Office. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Murdered In Pastel: 1936

Murdered In Pastel: 1936

This was taken in Provincetown, Massachusetts. All I know about it is the year and location. Scanned from the original 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

Bedtime Bros: 1900

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Bedtime Bros: 1900

From the early 1900s comes this nightshirted posse of college men, possibly in Wyoming. Three cheers for old Pimento U! 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

Grand Circus Park: 1908

Grand Circus Park: 1908

Detroit circa 1908. "Corner of Grand Circus Park." If a circle can be said to have a corner. Maybe more like a pie slice. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

One-Ring Circus: 1905

One-Ring Circus: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Circus at Luna Park, Coney Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Nippy & Natty: 1952

Nippy & Natty: 1952

"Floyd at Folks -- Jan 20 1952." In this latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes, Floyd shows that warmth and style need not be mutually exclusive. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Bud Dry: 1924

Bud Dry: 1924

Northern California in 1924. "Willys Knight touring car on dirt road." With both Red Crown and Budweiser filling stations close by for parched cars and drivers, the Prohibition-era beer probably not as potent as the gasoline. 5x7 inch glass negative by automotive impresario Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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