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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Be It Ever So Humble: 1940

Be It Ever So Humble: 1940

August 1940. "Old house in Upper Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania. In the background is East Mauch Chunk." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Tater Tot: 1940

Tater Tot: 1940

October 1940. "Near Caribou, Maine. The opening of school was delayed in sections of Aroostook County so children could help pick potatoes." Does this beat Introduction to Algebra? Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Not Far From the Tree: 1931

Not Far From the Tree: 1931

Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Department of Commerce under construction from top of National Press Building looking down 14th Street." Willard Hotel at right. Large format negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

The Belles of Belcourt: 1918

The Belles of Belcourt: 1918

Vermont wedding? Not quite. "Belcourt Seminary graduating class." The Washington, D.C., girls' finishing school circa 1918. View full size.

 

Jet Set: 1964

Jet Set: 1964

Queens, New York, 1964. "Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (Idlewild) Airport, 1956-62. Eero Saarinen, architect." Back before air travel turned into a bus trip with X-rays. Photo by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

Slick and Quick: 1926

Slick and Quick: 1926

Fairfax County, Virginia, circa 1926. "Freeman House Store -- Vienna, Va." A historic structure that figured in the Civil War. Our title comes from a retail detail. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Catpins: 1914

Catpins: 1914

1914. "Kitten in costume with bowling ball and pins." If memory serves, an omen of the impending Apocalypse. Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 
 
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