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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Wet Beer: 1948

Wet Beer: 1948

New York circa 1948. "C. Rose Distributing Co. truck." Just in out of the rain, with a backdrop of Piel's, Fitzgerald's, and maybe Rose himself. Who if he dressed any sharper might make your eyes bleed. 4x5 negative by John Fox. View full size.

 

Golden Boy: 1952

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Golden Boy: 1952

"1952. Stephen on seesaw at Spring Mill State Park." 35mm color slide from a batch of Kodachromes that Shorpy bought years ago on eBay and just found at the back of a drawer we were cleaning out. View full size.

Coal Bridge: 1942

Coal Bridge: 1942

December 1942. "Bridge with five-ton coal bucket, Milwaukee Western Fuel Co." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pomp & Pigskin: 1924

Pomp & Pigskin: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "No caption (football team at stadium") is all it says here. Who can help fill in the blanks? Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Filles de Franklin: 1920

Filles de Franklin: 1920

San Francisco, 1920. "Franklin touring car at Golden Gate Park Conservatory." The air-cooled Franklin's styling hallmark was a radiatorless hood that was said to resemble a coal scuttle. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Tenn Span: 1907

Tenn Span: 1907

1907. "County bridge, Tennessee River, Chattanooga." The Walnut Street Bridge, now a "linear park" for pedestrians. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Thronged Thoroughfare: 1908

Thronged Thoroughfare: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Twenty-Third Street east from Sixth Avenue." Featured players in this picture include the McCreery dry goods store, Lilliputian Bazaar and our old friend the Flatiron Building. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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