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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Monty's Diner: 1942

Monty's Diner: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Monty's Diner." Next door to the Wigwam and Redmen's Club. Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the OWI. View full size.

 

These Our People: 1953

These Our People: 1953

April 24, 1953. "Goucher College, Towson, Maryland. Library interior IV. Moore & Hutchins, client." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Apple Store: 1920s

Apple Store: 1920s

Circa 1920s New Zealand. "Greengrocery, probably Taranaki region. Chinese shopkeeper with baskets of apples and boxes of peaches, cape gooseberries and other fruits." Glass negative by John Reginald Wall. View full size.

 

Cu Cu Train: 1942

Cu Cu Train: 1942

November 1942. "Bingham Canyon, Utah. Ore trains on a trestle bridge above an open-pit mine of the Utah Copper Company." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bus Stop: 1943

Bus Stop: 1943

September 1943. "A Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee. Idlers in front of the bus stop between Memphis and Chattanooga." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

While the City Sleeps: 1940

While the City Sleeps: 1940

Fall 1940. "New Bedford, Massachusetts. Foggy night." Another noirish image from the prolific Jack Delano. Medium format nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Puppy Garden: 1914

Puppy Garden: 1914

1914. "Dog watering flowers." Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 
 
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