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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE YANGTZE GORGES, c. 1930

Cadillac Garage: 1955

Cadillac Garage: 1955

Circa 1955, our second example from a series of 8x10 photos labeled "Cadillac 1951-56" and bearing a "Ford Styling, Dearborn" ink stamp. View full size.

 

Gimbel's: 1905

Gimbel's: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "Gimbel Brothers store, Market and 9th." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bathing Is Compulsory: 1922

Bathing Is Compulsory: 1922

1922. Washington, D.C. "Women's Bureau." The House of Detention display at the Social Hygiene exhibit. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Eldorado: 1955

Eldorado: 1955

A 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville photographed in 1955. From a series of 8x10 glossies with an ink stamp on the back reading "Styling Department, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn Mich." Keeping an eye on the competition. View full size.

 

Barge Wife: 1941

Barge Wife: 1941

October 1941. "This barge wife is painting up the ship. Erie Canal, New York." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Down in the Dumps: 1923

Down in the Dumps: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Dump story." Wagons for hire; James Terry Express on the left. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Witch Museum: 1910

Witch Museum: 1910

Salem, Mass., circa 1910. "Salem Witch Museum (former East Church), 19½ Washington Square." Be sure to stop by our gift shop's exclusive boo-tique. 8½ x 6½ inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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