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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

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.

 

The Mourners: 1941

The Mourners: 1941

June 1941. Greene County, Georgia. "Family who has just come back from a funeral." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

St. Augustine Light: 1936

St. Augustine Light: 1936

Circa 1936. "Lighthouse on Anastasia Island, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Bustling Springfield: 1908

Bustling Springfield: 1908

Springfield, Mass., circa 1908. "Railroad arch on Main Street." Seen here a couple months ago from another vantage. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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