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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

Skillet Dinner: 1942

Skillet Dinner: 1942

March 1942. "Jewel Mazique cooking dinner after a hard day's work in the Library of Congress." Helping to lay the groundwork for Shorpy, perhaps. Large-format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Ve Begin Mit Poland: 1938

Ve Begin Mit Poland: 1938

Washington, D.C., 1938. "Dieter Tannenberg, son of the First Secretary of the German Embassy and Frau Tannenberg." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Jamaica Avenue El: 1944

Jamaica Avenue El: 1944

Nov. 5, 1944. "Jamaica Avenue, Queens, New York. Carl A. Vollmer, City Planning Commission, clients." The intersection with 165th Street. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Cheese Midgets: 1942

Cheese Midgets: 1942

May 1942. "Greenbelt, Maryland. Federal housing project. Shopping in the cooperative grocery store." Do we have enough cookies? Medium-format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Quincy Street: 1906

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Quincy Street: 1906

Circa 1906. "Quincy Street -- Hancock, Michigan." In the copper country of the Upper Peninsula. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Now for the Tricky Part: 1942

Now for the Tricky Part: 1942

May 1942. "Working on the nose of an engine on an interceptor plane. Lake Muroc, California." Photo by Russell Lee for the OWI. View full size.

 

Party of Four: 1956

Party of Four: 1956

As a follow-up to yesterday's Pastel Princesses we present a retinue of possible Princes, or maybe court jesters, at what looks like the same event. Live it up while you can, boys. 35mm Kodachrome from the "Linda" slides. View full size.

 
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