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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Urban Onions: 1942

Urban Onions: 1942

June 1944. "New York. School victory garden on First Avenue between 35th & 36th streets." Photo by Edward Meyer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sidelined: 1942

Sidelined: 1942

1942. "Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C." Medium format nitrate negative by Albert Freeman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

WELCOME: 1905

WELCOME: 1905

        Bonus points to the first person who can tell us the meaning of the tent-globe. (UPDATE: Commenter KAP was first to identify the emblem as belonging to the Knights of the Maccabees.)

Circa 1905. "Petoskey, Michigan -- Lake Street." Rolling out the Welcome Arch. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pineapple Express: 1920

Pineapple Express: 1920

San Francisco ca. 1920. "I. Mi Lani -- REO Speed Wagon delivery truck." Also known as the Flying Artichoke. 5x7 glass plate by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Harlem Beets: 1943

Harlem Beets: 1943

April 1943. "New York, New York. Scene in Harlem area." Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Naval Exercises: 1942

Naval Exercises: 1942

        "Ninety-eight, ninety-nine ... "

July 1942. "U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Midshipmen resting on the lawn." Photo by Lieutenant Whitman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Best Deal in Town: 1936

Best Deal in Town: 1936

    Labor on the left, management on the right. Everyone smile!

June 3, 1936. "J.A. Herzog Pontiac, 17th & Valencia Sts., San Francisco." 8x10 inch acetate negative originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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