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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

International Bridge: 1910

International Bridge: 1910

Circa 1910. "International Bridge over Niagara River at Buffalo, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cock Fight: 1914

Cock Fight: 1914

1914. "Maranui Surf Life Saving Club 'cock fighting' at Lyall Bay, Wellington." Glass negative by Sydney Charles Smith, Melba Studios. View full size.

 

Executive Offices: 1946

Executive Offices: 1946

March 3, 1946. "Eversharp Inc., Empire State Building, New York. Foyer III. Raymond Loewy Associates, client." And one homesick philodendron. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner Inc. View full size.

 

Wood Nymphs: 1924

Wood Nymphs: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Dancers." Welcome to the Stevie Nicks Day Camp for Girls. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Big House: 1925

The Big House: 1925

      UPDATE: The location is the old Maplewood estate near Lewinsville in Fairfax County, Virginia; the 1874 Second Empire mansion, at 7676 Old Springhouse Road in what's now McLean, was known as Villa Nuova. The residence was demolished in 1970; whatever connection it might have had to Woodrow Wilson is unknown. Hat tip to Shorpy member Wiggy.

Circa 1925. "Woodrow Wilson house." No other information provided. (Not pictured: Tweety and Sylvester in the parlor, going at it hammer and tongs.) National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Winter Job: 1910

Winter Job: 1910

December 1910. "Hard work and dangerous for such a young boy. James O'Dell, a greaser and coupler on the tipple of the Cross Mountain Mine, Knoxville Iron Co., in the vicinity of Coal Creek, Tennessee. James has been here four months. Helps push these heavily loaded cars. Appears to be about 12 or 13 years old." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

A Wedding: 1955

A Wedding: 1955

From the Linda Kodachromes comes this circa 1955 slide labeled "Wedding." We hear the deviled eggs in the reception hall are first-rate. View full size.

 
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