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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

White Wash: 1951

White Wash: 1951

The location: Fourth Avenue North in Birmingham, Alabama.

1951. "Segregation in the South." Which extended, evidently, even to pillowcases. Photo by John Vachon for the Look magazine article "How Far From Slavery?" Who'll be the first person to tell us where this might be? View full size.

 

Hangin' on the Porch: 1937

Hangin' on the Porch: 1937

1937. Charleston, South Carolina. "18 & 20 Wentworth Street." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Men's Furnishings: 1959

Men's Furnishings: 1959

Oct. 23, 1959. "Bloomingdale's. Hackensack, New Jersey. Men's shop. Raymond Loewy, client." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Basking: 1951

Basking: 1951

1951. "Marilyn Monroe reclining on a contour lounge chair, with photographers." Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Streetlight in Vermont: 1907

Streetlight in Vermont: 1907

Burlington, Vermont, circa 1907. "Church Street looking north from College Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Naptime for Nipper: 1914

Naptime for Nipper: 1914

1914. "Puppy in crib next to 'mother' in costume using toy sewing machine." (The kittens are traveling this week.) Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Kiwi Garage: 1908

Kiwi Garage: 1908

Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1908. "Wolseley and Cadillac motor cars in garage." Glass plate by the Steffano Webb Photographic Studio. View full size.

 
 
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