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

White Castle: 1910

White Castle: 1910

  UPDATE: Note the baseball scoreboard on Sharpe's Chop House.

Detroit circa 1910. "Griswold Street south from Michigan Avenue." And a view of the recently completed Ford Building. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Model Airport: 1958

Model Airport: 1958

Circa 1958. "Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Va. Model in construction. Eero Saarinen, architect." Self-portrait by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

Take Rheumo: 1890s

Take Rheumo: 1890s

1890s New Zealand. "Grocery shop interior, with staff, location unidentified." Silver gelatin print, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Santa Fe Flyer: 1943

Santa Fe Flyer: 1943

March 1943. Albuquerque, New Mexico. "An engine being carried to another part of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad shops to be wheeled." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

If You Build It: 1925

If You Build It: 1925

Somewhere in Virginia circa 1925. "Lee Highway Association." One of the many organizations promoting inter-city and regional highway construction in the 1920s. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Divining Mrs. M: 1936

Divining Mrs. M: 1936

Circa 1936. "Muschenheim, William, Mrs., portrait photograph." Wife of the modernist architect. Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

Power Lunch: 1952

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Power Lunch: 1952

February 1952. "Entertainer Gene Kelly with others having coffee." The star and his satellites. From photos by Maurice Terrell for Look magazine. View full size.

 
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