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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Textbook Case: 1942

Textbook Case: 1942

March 1942. Washington, D.C. "First aid class at the Banneker Junior High School." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Alabama Gothic: 1939

Alabama Gothic: 1939

1939. "Knight House, Greensboro vicinity, Hale County, Alabama. Gothic Revival two-story frame built c. 1840." A little dilapidated, but it has good bones. Possibly under the porch. 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Tamarack Lodge: 1957

Tamarack Lodge: 1957

August 13, 1957. "Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, New York. Window view from lobby." Baby boomers of a certain vintage may recall the circular air-conditioning diffusers (and inevitable ceiling dirt streaks) as literal fixtures of their childhood, along with the many ashtrays, room-divider planters and Danish Modern armchairs. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Bachelor Shacks: 1937

Bachelor Shacks: 1937

March 1937. Paterson, New Jersey. "Textiles. Bachelor shacks in outskirts of Paterson, on Molly Jan Brook. About 25 men live here now (some of them old silk workers) and stay here all winter. Man in one view worked in silk up to 5 years ago. On relief now." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Color My World: 1952

Color My World: 1952

"Linda 1952." Mid-century New England, in what could have been an ad for Kodachrome film. 35mm color transparency found on eBay. View full size.

Pablo Cafeteria: 1936

Pablo Cafeteria: 1936

St. Johns County, Florida, circa 1936. "Street Scenes, St. Augustine." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Wholesale Minneapolis: 1939

Wholesale Minneapolis: 1939

September 1939. "Railroad yards, wholesale district, Minneapolis, Minnesota." A nice view of the Chase Bag tower. Photo by John Vachon. View full size.

 
 
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