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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Garter Girls: 1925

Garter Girls: 1925

February 7, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Mildred Billert and Hazel Bowman of Ned Wayburn's Revue." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

The Birds: 1939

The Birds: 1939

November 24, 1939. Washington, D.C. "Mexican Ambassador a canary fancier. The Mexican Embassy resembles a bird store these days now that Ambassador Senor Dr. Don Francisco Castillo Najera has gone in for the breeding of canaries in a big way. Here we see the Ambassador visiting a few of his feathered friends with his daughter, Ermita." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Kermy at Play: 1956

Kermy at Play: 1956

"Kermy, 1956." Cultural anthropologists and toy experts please annotate. Our third look at this batch of Kodachrome slides. View full size.

Face Time: 1936

Face Time: 1936

December 23, 1936. Washington, D.C. "Bureau of Standards. Standardization of card colors. Kenneth Kelley judging colors of dyes." Whatever you labor at, Shorpy wishes you a happy Labor Day. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Road Trip: 1936

Road Trip: 1936

July 1936. Miles City, Montana. "Drought refugees from Glendive, Montana, en route to Washington state." Yet another carload of Dust Bowl migrants. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Rock Point: 1936

Rock Point: 1936

September 1936. "Washing oysters. Rock Point, Maryland." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Janet and Kermy: 1959

Janet and Kermy: 1959

August 1959. "Janet & Kermy." Our second example of these slides found on eBay, Janet last seen dressed as a daffodil. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

 
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