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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE YANGTZE GORGES, c. 1930

Race Mixing: 1959

Race Mixing: 1959

August 20, 1959. There was no Twitter in 1959, but you could carry a sign around. "Little Rock, Arkansas. Rally at State Capitol. Group protesting admission of the 'Little Rock Nine' to Central High School." Photo by John T. Bledsoe. U.S. News & World Report Photograph Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Pure and Simple: 1958

Pure and Simple: 1958

Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1958, in the midst of that city's school integration crisis. No caption or photographer credit, but the picture tells the story. View full size.

The Child City: 1948

The Child City: 1948

Spring 1948. Mooseheart, Illinois. "Children at Mooseheart, an orphanage run by the charitable organization Loyal Order of Moose." From a series of photos taken by Stanley Kubrick, the future film director, for "Mooseheart -- The Child City," an article in the June 8, 1948, issue of Look magazine. View full size.

 

Seaside House: 1907

Seaside House: 1907

Atlantic City circa 1907. "Seaside Hotel (Seaside House)." Note the fly netting on the horse. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Home Team: 1924

Home Team: 1924

1924. "Washington baseball." The Nationals, a.k.a. the Senators, at Griffith Stadium. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Wave of the Future: 1948

Wave of the Future: 1948

October 1948. "Bathing suit models in swimming pool." Bikini much? Not atoll. Anyone seen my gingham handkerchief? Photo by Toni Frissell. View full size.

 

Underdog: 1952

Underdog: 1952

1952. Motorcade to nowhere: Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in San Francisco. Photo by Bob Lerner for Look magazine. View full size.

 
 
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