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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Let's Chill: 1943

Let's Chill: 1943

March 1943. "San Bernardino, California. Cars being precooled at the ice plant. Air at a temperature of 20 degrees Fahrenheit is blown through the cars for 20 minutes in one direction, then in the other. Shippers specify the number of hours precooling required for their product." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

City of Toledo: 1903

City of Toledo: 1903

Detroit circa 1903. "Steamer City of Toledo." Sidewheeler smoke on the water. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Street View: 1906

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Street View: 1906

Circa 1906. Saranac Lake, N.Y. "Street view looking west." Back when the Google-Wagon used glass negatives. 8x10 inch dry plate. View full size.

 

Looking Up: 1918

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Looking Up: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "No caption." Who will be the first to invent one? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Rush Job: 1941

Rush Job: 1941

December 1941. Washington, D.C. "Workmen at lunch hour on emergency office space construction job." Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

On the House: 1937

On the House: 1937

August 1937. "A drink on the house. Lumberjacks, proprietor and lady attendant in saloon. Craigville, Minnesota." Where everyone knows your name. Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Ghost Lobby: 1910

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Ghost Lobby: 1910

Circa 1910. "The Concourse, Fort William Henry Hotel, Lake George, New York." Please excuse any spectral guests who might happen to waft right through you. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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