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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Homemade Hooch: 1922

Homemade Hooch: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Whiskey still confiscated by prohibition agents." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Featured Player: 1920

Featured Player: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Gallaudet football -- Bouchard." Joseph W. Bouchard. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Delfeld & Son: 1954

Delfeld & Son: 1954

May 1954. "High school football player Paul Delfeld, 17, of North Dallas, Texas, helping father at plumbing business. Other photos show Delfeld attending high school classes; practicing football with teammates; playing in game; working at ice cream parlor; attending various social functions with girlfriend Janelle Gibson and other teenagers." Medium format negative from photos taken for the Look magazine assignment "High School Hero." View full size.

 

On the Brink: 1906

On the Brink: 1906

1906. "North from Brink Wood, Pen Mar Park, Maryland." With William Henry Jackson himself about to go snap. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Working Dad: 1955

Working Dad: 1955

March 1955. "Men participating in family life. Includes women and children standing by window waving to men as they leave for work." Photo by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine assignment "Male Behavior." View full size.

Mill Maids: 1913

Mill Maids: 1913

November 1913. "Some of the young workers (not the youngest) in the Kosciusko Cotton Mills. Superintendent objected to my taking photographs. Location: Kosciusko, Mississippi." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Mona Lisa: 1920

Mona Lisa: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Studebaker Special Six touring car at Mona Lisa apartments." Fitted with yet another variation on the "California top." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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