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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

Open House: 1936

Open House: 1936

Circa 1936. "Dormered cabin. Georgetown County, South Carolina." This is the kind of place the real estate listings describe as having "character." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Dream Kitchen: 1930s

Dream Kitchen: 1930s

New Zealand circa 1930s. "Model at sink in kitchen equipped with Atlas electric stove and Zip water heater." Studio of Gordon Burt, Wellington. View full size.

 

Periodical Room: 1953

Periodical Room: 1953

April 24, 1953. "Goucher College, Towson, Maryland. Library, periodical room. Moore & Hutchins, client." Just the place to peruse the latest issue of Speculum. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner Inc. View full size.

 

Dust in the Wind: 1937

Dust in the Wind: 1937

October 1937. "Dust storm near Williston, North Dakota." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Two-Way Traffic: 1935

Two-Way Traffic: 1935

November 1935. "Underpass at the Radburn, New Jersey, model housing community which alleviates the dangers of the highway." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Peoples National: 1906

Peoples National: 1906

Charleston, S.C., circa 1906. "Peoples National Bank, Broad & State Sts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dependable Spark Plugs: 1926

Dependable Spark Plugs: 1926

Rockville, Maryland, circa 1926. "Montgomery County Motor Co., Parts Dept." Our umpteenth visit to this Chevrolet dealership in the Washington suburbs. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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