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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • GIFT IDEA: VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTERS

Wigwam: 1935

Wigwam: 1935

Circa 1935. "Wigwam -- Chula, Virginia. Gov. Giles home and old Harrison Academy." 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Family Outing: 1921

Family Outing: 1921

New York or vicinity circa 1921. "Byron on boat." The actor Arthur Byron and family. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

REO Mountaineer: 1906

REO Mountaineer: 1906

June 1906. "REO Mountaineer, New York to San Francisco and back." Percy Megargel and David Fassett on 162nd Street in the Bronx at the end of their 10-month, 11,000-mile trip in a 16-horsepower REO (Ransom E. Olds) touring car. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Heck Ranch: 1943

Heck Ranch: 1943

February 1943. Moreno Valley, New Mexico. "William Heck ranch. Mrs. Heck getting supper." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hurricane Slams D.C.: 1933

Hurricane Slams D.C.: 1933

Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "Flooding." Aftermath of the "Chesapeake-Potomac" hurricane of August 1933, which led to the train wreck seen here a few days ago. Who can locate this water-logged crossroads, with "Goode Shoppe" hot dogs going for a nickel? Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Wrapped in the Flag: 1917

Wrapped in the Flag: 1917

New York, 1917. The American soprano Marcia Van Dresser, who participated in War Bond and patriotic programs at the Metropolitan Opera. And on that high note, Shorpy wishes you a Happy Fourth of July! View full size.

 

Family Tree: 1904

Family Tree: 1904

1904. "Under the great oak, Manhanset, Shelter Island, N.Y." The same gent seen earlier perched on the railing, possibly William Henry Jackson with his grandchildren. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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