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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WHEN WE'RE WRONG, LET'S SAY SO

The Baker Brothers: 1917

The Baker Brothers: 1917

Feb. 1, 1917. Cambridge, Mass. "Vincenzo Messina, 15 years old and brother Angelo, 11, baking bread for father, 174 Salem Street. Vincenzo is working nights now, from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Usually works on day shift. Angelo helps a great deal, tends store and helps bake, too." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Flood Refugees: 1937

Flood Refugees: 1937

April 1937. "Flood refugee family in tent at Tent City near Shawneetown, Illinois." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Christmas Kid: 1958

The Christmas Kid: 1958

Christmas 1958 somewhere in Pennsylvania. The young man we last glimpsed dressed up for Halloween, seen here in our fifth slide from a batch of 35mm Kodachromes found on eBay. I am imagining carols on the hi-fi, grandparents in the next room and delicious aromas wafting in from the kitchen. View full size.

Motorcycle Cop: 1924

Motorcycle Cop: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Roache #5." At the Library of Congress. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Game On: 1924

Game On: 1924

October 25, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Earl Goodwin, Georgetown-Bucknell." The Bisons spanked the Hilltoppers 14-6. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Vettes Galore: 1969

Vettes Galore: 1969

A shot of serendipity at the parking lot, base of the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, March 1969. Has the view of the desert below changed much today? Love the spunk of the guy with the older Corvette, half of the rear fiberglass clip missing. View full size.

Interstate Building: 1921

Interstate Building: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Interstate Building, F Street N.W." Sharing the sidewalk with the Young Men's Shop, Losekam's Cafe and a smattering of spectral pedestrians. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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