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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

C & P: 1925

C & P: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Thurston Lee: 1943

Thurston Lee: 1943

March 1943. Barstow, California. "Brakeman Thurston H. Lee (whose home is in Chicago) going to bed at the reading room in Barstow, California. This room has been converted from a billiard room into a dormitory at the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad yard." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Lotos Lantern: 1922

Lotos Lantern: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Lotos Lantern." Miss Steger's tea house at 731 13th Street. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Lil Farmers: 1959

Lil Farmers: 1959

The Pennsylvania brothers close out our extended Kodachrome Christmas weekend with a change of clothes (and furniture). View full size.

Present Perfect: 1958

Present Perfect: 1958

Our young Pennsylvanian at the intersection of Christmas Past and Christmas presents, shortly before he disappeared in an avalanche of gift wrap. Merry Christmas from Shorpy! 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Visions of Sugarplums: 1951

Visions of Sugarplums: 1951

"Xmas 1951." Shorpy and our young, out-of-focus Michigander want to wish you all a very merry Christmas. And now if you'll excuse us, we have to get to bed before Santa gets here! 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Lawn King: 1958

Lawn King: 1958

Circa 1958, somewhere in Pennsylvania. The Young Man and the Tree. And the Lawn Furniture. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

 
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