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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Point Lookout: 1863

Point Lookout: 1863

Circa 1863. "Union officer at Point Lookout, Tennessee, with cavalry saber." Quarter-plate tintype, hand-colored, by Royan and James Birney Linn, brothers from Ohio following the Army of the Cumberland. After the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge they set up a studio near Point Lookout. Liljenquist Family Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

State Police: 1940

State Police: 1940

July 1940. "New Mexico State Police at Fiesta parade." Our second look at the festivities in Old Santa Fe. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Drugstore Noir: 1940

Drugstore Noir: 1940

July 1940. "Street scene at the fiesta in Santa Fe, New Mexico." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Milwaukee Modern: 1963

Milwaukee Modern: 1963

Circa 1963. "Milwaukee Art Museum (War Memorial Center), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1952-57. Eero Saarinen, architect." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

Babe in the Wood: 1953

Babe in the Wood: 1953

Marilyn Monroe in 1953 in Banff, Alberta, visiting Canada to film River of No Return. Photo by John Vachon for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Guys and Dolls: 1942

Guys and Dolls: 1942

Spring 1942. "Detroit, Michigan. Girls coming out of the Highland Park Chrysler plant." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Rotorua Cadillac: 1938

Rotorua Cadillac: 1938

New Zealand circa 1938. "Cadillac 353 V8 service car operated by Rotorua Motors." Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. View full size.

 
 
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