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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

Catholic Evidence: 1943

Catholic Evidence: 1943

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "Member of the Catholic Evidence Guild speaking in Logan Circle." Photo by Joseph Horne, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Central Savings: 1905

Central Savings: 1905

Detroit circa 1905. "Central Savings Bank, Grand River Avenue branch." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Your Next Promotion: 1952

Your Next Promotion: 1952

June 1952. Cornered in his corner office: "Harried executive sitting at desk with pill bottles and ashtray full of cigarette butts; arms are handing him papers and a telephone." Photo by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "Your Next Promotion Can Kill You." View full size.

 

Career Girl: 1943

Career Girl: 1943

June 1943. "Miss Frances Heisler, pump attendant at one of the Atlantic Refining Company garages in Philadelphia. She was formerly a clerk in the payroll department of the Curtis Publishing Co." Our third look at Frances on the job. Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Mission School: 1908

Mission School: 1908

November 1908. High Shoals, North Carolina. "St. Johns Mission School. 'Not supported by the Mill company, but we are always on good terms with them,' said the Sister in charge. Supported by the Episcopal Church. Average attendance 15." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Stair Noir: 1925

Stair Noir: 1925

Circa 1925. "Stairway in the old Ursuline convent, New Orleans." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Guarantee Trust: 1908

Guarantee Trust: 1908

Circa 1908. "Atlantic Avenue -- Atlantic City, N.J." The business end of A.C. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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