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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Parade Rest: 1865

Parade Rest: 1865

Circa 1865. "Alexandria, Virginia, Soldiers' Cemetery." When the Civil War ended for these men: In 1861, 62, 63, 64 and 65. Wet plate negative. View full size.

 

Plains Grain: 1943

Plains Grain: 1943

March 1943. "Farwell, Texas, at the New Mexico state line. Going through town on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad between Amarillo, Texas, and Clovis, New Mexico." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Corporal Nourishment: 1942

Corporal Nourishment: 1942

May 1942. "A corporal in the Army takes his girl to dinner. Bakersfield, California." Photo by Russell Lee, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Hunt: 1918

The Hunt: 1918

Washington, D.C., or vicinity ca. 1918. "Hunting scene" is the not terribly specific label for this sporting view. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Back in the Swing: 1952

Back in the Swing: 1952

"Linda 1952." The little lady returns in her "Junior Gardener" overalls, now with stylish futuristic headgear. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Family Plane: 1916

Family Plane: 1916

April 1916. Washington, D.C. "Richardson tandem biplane hydroplane on the Potomac. George A. Gray at controls. At left and right are Richardson brothers, who built the plane; 2nd from left is their uncle, whose idea it was." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Factoryville: 1910

Factoryville: 1910

An uncaptioned industrial scene from the early 1900s. What is this gritty city? Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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