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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Lilliputian Bazaar: 1905

Lilliputian Bazaar: 1905

New York circa 1905. "West 23rd Street." Home to Best & Co's "Lilliputian Bazaar," Bonwit Teller ("Women's Outer Garments"), Waterbury Dental Parlors and Eden Musee. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Anacostia: 1919

Anacostia: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Anacostia houses." Bonus points if you can Street View this. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Crossing Guard: 1941

The Crossing Guard: 1941

October 1941. "Railway crossing in Chatham, New York." Look Both Ways, Watch Out for the Cars, etc. Medium-format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Indy Pano: 1907

Indy Pano: 1907

Circa 1907. "Indianapolis, Indiana." One of the many points of interest here is the cryptic sign "FIND THE WHEN." Other landmarks include ... well you tell me. Ginormous panorama made from four 8x10 glass plates. View full size.

 

Pensive Pavloska: 1919

Pensive Pavloska: 1919

New York, 1919. "Pavlowska." The mezzo-soprano Irene Pavloska. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Battle of Bennington: 1905

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Battle of Bennington: 1905

Bennington, Vermont, circa 1905. "Monument commemorating Battle of Bennington -- Walmscock, N.Y., 1777." Not pictured: reflecting pool shaped like an ashtray. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Ye Old Witch House: 1901

Ye Old Witch House: 1901

Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1901. "The Witch House." One-stop shopping for antiques, cigars and spirits of all kinds. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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