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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Edge of Night: 1958

Edge of Night: 1958

Castro Valley, Calif., circa 1958. "Accident, Seven Hills Road." One sunburned '55 Ford Fairlane, saved. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Hello Kitty: 1958

Hello Kitty: 1958

Chicago circa 1958. "American Cancer Society -- Circus lion tamer." Would you take a check? 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy News Archive. View full size.

 

James Buchanan Elementary: 1961

James Buchanan Elementary: 1961

As long as we are sharing school photos, this was my first grade class at James Buchanan Elementary in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Our teacher was. Mrs Alice Stutzman. The date is May 1961 but that is not our classroom. We were in room 5. They set the chairs and camera up in room 1 and every class took their turn going there and posing. I am the girl in green with my head tilted. View full size.

Sutro Baths: 1915

Sutro Baths: 1915

San Francisco circa 1915. "Sutro Baths. Spectator's view to Small Pools." 1970s copy negative of an image formerly of the Martin Behrman, Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

Right There: 1957

Right There: 1957

        The teenaged sisters were missing for 25 days before their naked, frozen bodies were found the morning of Jan. 22, 1957, when a passing construction worker spotted what appeared to be two discarded clothing-store mannequins lying next to a guardrail on German Church Road. -- From "True Crime Illinois," by Troy Taylor

"Grimes case -- 1/25/57." Diner employees who say they were among the last to see Patricia and Barbara Grimes, aged 13 and 15, alive. Their murder remains unsolved to this day. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Withers Elementary: 1972

Withers Elementary: 1972

And so after OJ Stivers Elementary, it was off to Withers Elementary in Dallas. How 'BOUT 'dem Cowboys! I'm dead center in the second row, with Lori Roberts and Kim McCastle front row from left. BFFs James Gehling and Todd Pickle in the row above me from left, in the navy blue and green shirts. Mrs. Cochran is your teacher today, grade 6A. Sadly, only one year here, then off to Cincinnati where we remained thru the end of grade school/middle school/high school/college. Scanned from a print. View full size.

True Crime: 1957

True Crime: 1957

Chicago. "1/25/57 Grimes case -- Mrs. Minnie Duros." We'll let the Shorpy Detective Squad fill in the blanks. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 
 
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