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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Ritzy Picnic: 1952

Ritzy Picnic: 1952

"Lunch at Wild River, 1952." Linda and her mom, with Thermoses in triplicate. 35mm color slide from the "Linda" Kodachromes. View full size.

The Whiteboard Jungle: 1957

The Whiteboard Jungle: 1957

Circa 1957. "IBM Manufacturing and Administrative Center, Rochester, Minnesota. Cafeteria. Eero Saarinen, architect." Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

The Coalyard: 1920

The Coalyard: 1920

Washington, D.C, circa 1920. "Chesapeake & Potomac Coal Co. yards." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Drish House: 1939

Drish House: 1939

1939. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. "Drish House, 23rd Avenue & 18th. Brick and stucco built with slave labor ca. 1825-1832. Originally a plantation house, later used as public school." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

On Broadway: 1903

On Broadway: 1903

Circa 1903. "Flatiron Building, New York." Looking south down Broadway at this seminal skyscraper, with Fifth Avenue to the right. Also a nice view of the Albemarle Hotel and, at bottom, the obelisk of the Worth Memorial, resting place of Mexican-American War hero Major General William Jenkins Worth (and, incidentally, one of only two monuments serving as mausoleums in Manhattan). 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Mr. Beans: 1939

Mr. Beans: 1939

August 1939. "Oregon. Unemployed lumber worker goes with his wife to the bean harvest. Note Social Security number tattooed on his arm." The jolly fellow seen here a few years back. Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Westward ...

Westward    ...

September 1943. "Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee. This girl commutes daily to Memphis, where she goes to school." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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