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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE YANGTZE GORGES, c. 1930

Beautiful Utica: 1905

Beautiful Utica: 1905

Circa 1905. "Lower Genesee Street -- Utica, New York." Note the streetcar switch tower. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Tailgate Gourmet: 1960

Tailgate Gourmet: 1960

Fall 1960. A Kodachrome by our old friend Arthur Rothstein, taken for the Look magazine assignment "Tailgate Gourmets." "Food for tailgate picnics displayed in the backs of station wagons, including a Ford Country Squire, a Dodge Lancer, and a Pontiac Bonneville Safari parked in a football stadium. Also images of a couple wearing raccoon coats standing next to their Dodge Lancer." View full size.

 

Abby the Cabby: 1942

Abby the Cabby: 1942

November 1942. Salt Lake City, Utah. "Training women to operate buses and taxicabs." Lesson 1: Position pencil over ear. Tip cap at jaunty angle. Crack gum. Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Apocalypse Monday: 1924

Apocalypse Monday: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Ford Motor Co. -- Manhattan Laundry trucks." Emblazoned with the ominous slogan WASH DAY DOOMED. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

G.I. Joey: 1942

G.I. Joey: 1942

September 10, 1942, somewhere in Australia. "American soldier at advanced allied base with his pet kangaroo." Photo by John Earl McNeil. View full size.

 

Tower of Landin'

Tower of Landin'

Circa 1962. "Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Control tower interior." Note the "mobile lounge" near the jet. Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

The Old Club: 1910

The Old Club: 1910

Circa 1910. "Bathing at the Old Club, St. Clair Flats, Michigan." With a rowboat in the water and a showboat in midair. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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