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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Colored Lunch: 1940

Colored Lunch: 1940

June 1940. Washington, D.C. "Entrance to colored drivers' lunchroom at a truck service station on U.S. 1 (New York Avenue)." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Chicago Club: 1906

Chicago Club: 1906

Circa 1906. "The Chicago Club, Chicago."A number of spectral pedestrians here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Photographic Section: 1925

Photographic Section: 1925

March 24, 1925. "Lt. L.T. Hunt, U.S.N., with barograph, and Commander W.H. Lee." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Gasoline Alley: 1926

Gasoline Alley: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Rudolph & West Co. truck." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Chickering Hall: 1906

Chickering Hall: 1906

Boston circa 1906. "Chickering Hall, Tremont Street." The grande dame of Piano Row. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Allyn House: 1908

Allyn House: 1908

Circa 1908. "Allyn House, Hartford, Conn." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Restore America: 1939

Restore America: 1939

January 1939. "Sign near Weslaco, Texas." Thinking back to high school civics or Trivial Pursuit, some of us may hazily recall the Townsend Plan's having something to do with old-age pensions and Social Security. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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