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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

No Horseplay: 1942

No Horseplay: 1942

June 1942. Greenbelt, Maryland. "Swimming pool. Bathers pay admittance according to age. Season tickets are obtainable by families." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Neighborhood Wash: 1938

Neighborhood Wash: 1938

July 1938. "Housing conditions in Ambridge, Pa. Home of American Bridge Co." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Happy Homemaker: 1952

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The Happy Homemaker: 1952

Los Angeles circa 1952. "Actress Betty White at home with her dog." Note what looks like an Emmy Award atop the television set. Photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

King Dodo: 1910

King Dodo: 1910

1910. "French Opera House, New Orleans." Coming March 20: "King Dodo," a "phosphoronic comedy opera." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Just Add Water: 1922

Just Add Water: 1922

Atlantic City circa 1922. "Four young ladies on a roof." Who can put a name to any of these lovely faces? 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Animal Call: 1914

Animal Call: 1914

1914. "Puppy dressed as a woman, standing on chair to use telephone." Rover can sit, stay and speak, but can she gossip? Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Desert Guns: 1937

Desert Guns: 1937

June 1937. "Idle men attend the morning movies. There are three such movies in one block. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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