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

Cu Later: 1942

Cu Later: 1942

November 1942. "Conveyor belts carrying copper ore through a tunnel at the Magna mill of the Utah Copper Company. Its plants at Magna and Arthur in Utah are treating vast quantities of the copper so vital for war purposes." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Cute as a Button: 1914

Cute as a Button: 1914

1914. "Costumed kittens with thread and scissors in overturned sewing basket." Photo by that auteur of feline folderol, Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Cook Opera House: 1906

Cook Opera House: 1906

Circa 1906. "South Avenue -- Rochester, New York." Home to trusses, vaudeville and streetcars, and probably a Painless Dental Parlor or two concealed from view. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Law & Order: 1932

Law & Order: 1932

Washington, D.C., 1932. "Metropolitan police officer on motorcycle." Keeping the peace in the gashouse district. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

After Hours: 1959

After Hours: 1959

Oct. 23, 1959. Hackensack, New Jersey. "Bloomingdale's Bergen County. Girls, 3 to 14. Raymond Loewy Associates, client." The retailer's fifth store, two weeks after it opened. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Ironmen: 1905

Ironmen: 1905

        Petone Railway Workshops circa 1905. H class steam locomotive, 0-4-2T type, for use on the Fell system on the Rimutaka Incline. NZR 199 built at Avonside Railway Workshops in 1875, went into service on the Rimutaka Incline in January 1877, written off and preserved in March 1956.

One of more than 2,000 train-related glass negatives, now in the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, taken by New Zealand Railways employee and amateur photographer Albert Percy Godber (1875-1949). View full size.

 

Helping Hands: 1956

Helping Hands: 1956

February 1956. "Domestic worker fixing girl's hair." From photos by Bern Keating for the Look magazine article "The South vs. the Supreme Court: What Is a South­erner?" Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection. View full size.

 
 
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