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

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.

Aquacabana: 1941

Aquacabana: 1941

March 5, 1941. "Raleigh Hotel, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida. Snack bar. L. Murray Dixon, architect." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Five Card Studs: 1943

Five Card Studs: 1943

July 1943. Greenville, South Carolina. "Air Service Command. Men of the Quartermaster Truck Company of the 25th Service Group having a card game in one of the barracks." Stag counterpoint to the girls back home. Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Chittenden: 1904

The Chittenden: 1904

Columbus, Ohio, 1904. "Chittenden Hotel." Opened 1895, razed 1973. The final installment of our Columbus Day trilogy. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Columbus Revisited: 1910

Columbus Revisited: 1910

Circa 1910. "Union Station, Columbus, Ohio." Your headquarters for the Garden City Self Feeder, whatever that is. Continuing our tour of Columbus on Columbus Day. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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