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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Washington Terrace: 1935

Washington Terrace: 1935

December 1935. "Washington Terrace, Model House Co. Hamilton County, Ohio." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Dodge Screenside: 1920

Dodge Screenside: 1920

Washington, D.C., ca. 1920. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Dodge Bros. truck." At the Sanitary Grocery. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Ah, Wilderness: 1953

Ah, Wilderness: 1953

Marilyn Monroe in 1953 at the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, among those other majestic peaks known as the Canadian Rockies. She sprained her ankle filming River of No Return. Photo by John Vachon for Look magazine. View full size.

Flow Master: 1940

Flow Master: 1940

September 1940. "Control room, waterworks. Conduit Road, Washington, D.C." Photo by Edwin Rosskam, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Baby Buffet: 1919

Baby Buffet: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Maternity ward. Nurses with babies." Please have your claim check ready. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Russian Navy: 1893

Russian Navy: 1893

New York, 1893. "Columbian Naval Review. Group of sailors, Imperial Russian Navy." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Federal Castle: 1905

Federal Castle: 1905

Circa 1905. "Federal building -- Springfield, Mass. Custom House and Post Office." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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