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

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.

 

Holy Coffee Mugs!

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Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward) on the "Batman" set in Los Angeles in 1966. Who can explain the significance of the "22"? From a series of photos taken by Richard Hewett for Look magazine. View full size.

The Chalfonte: 1913

The Chalfonte: 1913

Atlantic City circa 1913. "Chalfonte Hotel." Here we are back at the beach, but with nary a pig in sight. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

A Garland of Goddesses: 1909

A Garland of Goddesses: 1909

New York, 1909. "Greek Festival -- Gladys Mumford, Mary Meyers, Susan Dresser, Elise Holmes, Mary French, Alice Richard, Gladys Robbins." The theme here is classical antiquity, although Miss Holmes betrays a certain Cubist insouciance. 8x10 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Blinging Up Baby: 1947

Blinging Up Baby: 1947

Jan. 27, 1947. "Kartch's, Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Interior rear, horizontal detail." An elaborate display of clothes and accessories for the baby in your life. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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