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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

The Bonded Woman: 1922

The Bonded Woman: 1922

        Now playing at the Granada: Betty Compson in "The Bonded Woman," accompanied by Paul Ash and his Synco-Symphonists, with Wallace at the organ.

San Francisco, 1922. "Foster & Kleiser billboard." 8x10 inch nitrate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

Do Spoons Next: 1917

Do Spoons Next: 1917

1917. "Torpedo shop, Washington Navy Yard." Note the cryptic missive chalked on one torpedo. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Colonnades: 1963

The Colonnades: 1963

January 25, 1963. "Essex House, New York. Colonnades ballroom." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Cherry Street Bridge: 1909

Cherry Street Bridge: 1909

Circa 1909. "Water front -- Toledo, O." The Cherry Street Bridge over the Maumee River. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Bottle Club: 1906

Bottle Club: 1906

Circa 1906. "Custom House and Post Office, Memphis, Tennessee." Please feel free to toss your empties out the window. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Porch Ward: 1919

Porch Ward: 1919

        "We'll have you out of here in no time, one way or another!"

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Children's Hospital." One of the daybed pavilions characteristic of the contemporary vogue for "fresh air" treatment of tuberculosis. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Children's Hospital: 1919

Children's Hospital: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Children's Hospital." Sometime during the transition to cage-free nurseries. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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