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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • EGYPT FOR WINTER SUNSHINE, 1937

Miami River Mooring: 1910

Miami River Mooring: 1910

Miami circa 1910. "Mouth of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bicameral Basketball: 1927

Bicameral Basketball: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. "Congressional pages -- Senate-House basketball," a.k.a. "How a Ball Becomes Law." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Dry Goods: 1912

Dry Goods: 1912

Pittsburgh circa 1912. "Pennsylvania Avenue and Joseph Horne's store." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Lady in Purple: 1952

The Lady in Purple: 1952

"Kay Fancher -- 23 Feb 1952." The latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes co-stars Hubert's record collection, which includes the classics Accordiana and Larry Adler: Harmonica Virtuoso. Also: antimacassars protected by antimacassars! 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Smoke and Steam: 1914

Smoke and Steam: 1914

Washington, D.C., circa 1914. "Covered train platforms of Union Station viewed from roof of the City Post Office at Massachusetts Avenue, with First Street N.E. seen along stone wall." At left is perhaps the main attraction of this view, one of the grittier sections of Washington, not usually captured in period photographs. 8x10 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

The Paddy Wagon: 1919

The Paddy Wagon: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Franklin Motor Car Co. police van." The latest in law enforcement. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pocket Fisherman: 1929

Pocket Fisherman: 1929

June 1929. "Young boy with bucket and pole on the Potomac." We hope you have a license to operate that thing. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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