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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Mr. Coffee: 1940

Mr. Coffee: 1940

From San Francisco circa 1940 comes this uncaptioned photo of Joe DiMaggio and friend and at least a dozen cups of coffee. Who can explain what's going on here? 5x7 inch nitrate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Mississippi Gin: 1890

Mississippi Gin: 1890

October 1890. "Mississippi cotton gin at Dahomey." Which way to the break room? 8x10 inch dry plate glass transparency by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

The White Shadow: 1911

The White Shadow: 1911

California circa 1911. "Rudy Unholz and brother." The German-born lightweight (right) died in 1916 at the age of 34. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Boston Art: 1906

Boston Art: 1906

Boston, 1906. "Copley Square and Museum of Fine Arts." Backdrop for a variety of conveyances. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Leafy Greens: 1903

Leafy Greens: 1903

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1903. "Artesian well pumping water for irrigation at Ormond." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dog Box: 1923

Dog Box: 1923

February 1923. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "Puppies." Probably poky. Lovably little. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Easter Peeps: 1923

Easter Peeps: 1923

April 1, 1923. "Easter at White House." With a number of the Easter Bunny's cousins in attendance. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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