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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Power and Light: 1904

Power and Light: 1904

Circa 1904 somewhere in North America. "Switchboard in dynamo room." (UPDATE: Also seen here.) 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Cockaday and Banning: 1924

Cockaday and Banning: 1924

New York circa 1924. "L.M. Cockaday and Maj. Kendall Banning." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Claws: 1943

Claws: 1943

May 1943. "Dock stevedore at the Fulton Fish Market holding giant lobster claws." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dry Goods: 1936

Dry Goods: 1936

July 1936. "J. Huffman of Grassy Butte, North Dakota, has been forced to close his general store on account of the drought." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Best Friends: 1915

Best Friends: 1915

1915. Washington, D.C. "Miss Edith Gracie -- dog show." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fire-Chief: 1940

Fire-Chief: 1940

June 1940. Washington, D.C. "Discarded oil cans at truck service station on U.S. 1 (New York Avenue)." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Hotel Gus: 1905

Hotel Gus: 1905

St. Clair Flats, Michigan, circa 1905. "Resort sightseers on dock of Gus. Trautz's Hotel." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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