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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

Rest in Moss: 1938

Rest in Moss: 1938

December 1938. "Church graveyard near Summerville, South Carolina." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Whambulance: 1957

Whambulance: 1957

Oakland, California, circa 1957. "Ambulance accident." Don't even ask what happened to the tow truck. 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Michigan Avenue: 1918

Michigan Avenue: 1918

Chicago circa 1918. "Michigan Avenue -- Blackstone Hotel and Grant Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Palm Gardens: 1912

Palm Gardens: 1912

Miami circa 1912. "Car'Dale Tower and landing, head of navigation, Miami River." At left, the Musa Isle Fruit Farm, also known as Richardson Grove. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Belles-Motors: 1924

Belles-Motors: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Buick sedan at Lafayette Park -- costumes." If only some of that style would rub off on the car. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Don't Go There: 1937

Don't Go There: 1937

April 1937. Shawneetown, Illinois. "An old residence near the levee after the flood." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Manhattan: 1942

Manhattan: 1942

September 1942. "New York, New York. Looking west from the 17th Street station at the Third Avenue elevated railway as a train leaves on the local track." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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