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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

The Coasters: 1942

The Coasters: 1942

Another of Albert Fenn's uncaptioned New York photos from 1942, this one part of a series of pictures showing the violinist and bandleader Eddie South with his family at home. A very tidy home -- note that even the Coke bottles have coasters. Office of War Information archive negative. View full size.

 

Parlor Furniture: 1920

Parlor Furniture: 1920

New Orleans circa 1920. "Diamond antique store, Royal Street." Where Stella Kowalski shopped. Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Photographers' Special: 1904

Photographers' Special: 1904

Vermont circa 1904. "Summit Cut, Green Mountains. Rutland R.R. Photographers' Special." A long shot of the engine seen here hauling a carload of shutterbugs. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Puppy Prodigy: 1914

Puppy Prodigy: 1914

1914. "Dog wearing dress, posed with miniature violin and sheet music on stand." Playing the Inverted Waltz. Photo by Harry Whittier Frees. View full size.

 

High Voltage: 1934

High Voltage: 1934

June 1934. "Nebraska State Capitol at Lincoln. Transformers." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Civil War Scouts: 1865

Civil War Scouts: 1865

1865. "City Point, Virginia. Scouts at Secret Service headquarters in the last months of the war." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Arriviste: 1922

Arriviste: 1922

        UPDATE: A Washington Post news item identifies this as a Custer "Cootie Car."

Jan. 22, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Woman in three-wheeled vehicle." The electric chair last spied here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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