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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BACK UP THE FIGHTING FORCES, WWII

Brawny Hauler: 1930

Brawny Hauler: 1930

San Francisco circa 1930. "Fageol dump truck at construction site." Our second truck with a Hemlock telephone exchange. 8x10 film negative. View full size.

 

Work Zone: 1930

Work Zone: 1930

San Francisco in 1930. "Oldsmobile sedan on Alemany Boulevard." On the sunny side of the street. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Zestfully Clean: 1943

Zestfully Clean: 1943

June 1943. "Arlington, Virginia. Girls in two of the long line of showers at Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, suburban Washington residence for women who work in the U.S. government for the duration of the war." Medium format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Vertical Balance: 1942

Vertical Balance: 1942

June 1942. "John Sonesen, propeller grinder at a Hartford, Connecticut, plant, inspects a blade for a vertical balance during the operation of grinding it to correct contours in a template. This Hamilton blade will be assembled in a pitch-controlling Hydra-Matic mechanism to help power one of our new warplanes." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Signs of Spring: 1952

Signs of Spring: 1952

"Our new car in snow -- March 23, 1952." Hubert and Grace's green DeSoto stars in this latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes. View full size.

Auld Lang Syne: 1925

Auld Lang Syne: 1925

From somewhere in England circa 1925 comes this 4x5 glass negative of two libated and liberated ladies lounging in their pyjamas by the garden wall. Shorpy lifts his glass in a toast to them, to you, and to the New Year! View full size.

Flyboy: 1936

Flyboy: 1936

Washington, D.C. "Airplane, 1936, March or April." One of five similar glass plates in the Harris & Ewing archive. Who can fill in the blanks? View full size.

 
 
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