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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Home Brew: 1926

Home Brew: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Thomas R. Shipp Co. -- S.A. Gatti stand, Center Market." Offering malt extract, wine jelly and hops, three items for your Prohibition-era shopping list. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Navy Fliers: 1929

Navy Fliers: 1929

June 6, 1929. Annapolis, Md. "Graduation, U.S. Naval Academy." Midshipmen doing the traditional cap-toss. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

High Street: 1908

High Street: 1908

Circa 1908. "High Street -- Holyoke, Massachusetts." High Street highlights include the Three Amigos as well as Guy Checking Out Car. View full size.

 

General Hospital: 1954

General Hospital: 1954

December 17, 1954. "Martland General Hospital, Newark, New Jersey. View II. Benson & Mantella, client." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

First Date: 1948

First Date: 1948

"Wait a minute, Bubba, I think you're doing that wrong." Circa 1948 somewhere in New England, it's little Linda and friend at the drugstore. 35mm Kodachrome slide found on eBay, resuscitated with NikonScan and Photoshop. View full size.

Lyon Hall: 1908

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Lyon Hall: 1908

Circa 1908. "Mary Lyon Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." One of the half-dozen or so campus buildings at American colleges that are named after the 19th-century educator. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Waiting Pool: 1942

The Waiting Pool: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "On Sunday people wait as long as one hour to get into the municipal swimming pool." In the meantime, buddy, keep your shirt on. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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