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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Clean, Well-Lighted: 1953

Clean, Well-Lighted: 1953

April 24, 1953. "Goucher College, Towson, Maryland. Library interior. Moore & Hutchins, client." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Port Huron: 1900

Port Huron: 1900

Port Huron, Michigan, circa 1900. "General view east from Post Office." The signs are everywhere in this bird's eye view of the business district. View full size.

 

Rock and Roll: 1905

Rock and Roll: 1905

Florida circa 1905. "Palm Beach Hotel." Offering various modes of transport, including chairs that rock and ones that roll. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

A Little Philately: 1920

A Little Philately: 1920

Nov. 30, 1920. Washington, D.C. "Charles M. Schwab, of the Kalorama Apartments, probably has the largest collection of stamps in the East. This is a pile of approximately two million." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Sisters of the Sun: 1929

Sisters of the Sun: 1929

Circa 1929. "Unidentified women, possibly Elizabeth Duncan dancers." The gauzy harbingers of Spring. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

The New Chevrolet: 1957

The New Chevrolet: 1957

October 1957. "Assembly line with 1958 Chevrolets." 35mm Kodachrome by Phillip Harrington, one of 1,200 photos taken for the Look magazine assignment "GM's 50 Years of Men, Money and Motors." View full size.

 

Alley Dwelling: 1935

Alley Dwelling: 1935

1935. Washington, D.C. "Alley dwelling. The clutter of filth, debris and tin cans all have highly utilitarian purposes. [Whatever that means.] Many of the houses are without gas, water, or electric connections." A Harris & Ewing photo from the mid-1930s, using what by then was the anachronistic medium of the 4x5 glass negative, but with subject matter that was on the cutting edge of what was being documented by the Federal Government's various New Deal (Farm Security Administration, etc.) photographic efforts. View full size.

 
 
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