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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Industrious George: 1909

Industrious George: 1909

November 1909. "These boys work off and on in Cumberland Glass Works, Bridgeton, N.J. Smallest boy is George Cartwright, 401 N. Laurel Street. He says been working off and on since 11 years old." Photo by Lewis Hine. View full size.

 

The Experiment: 1951

The Experiment: 1951

May 15, 1951. "Johnson & Johnson Research Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Organic laboratory." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Friday Night Lions: 1952

Friday Night Lions: 1952

November 1952. A pep talk from Coach. "Hamlet (North Carolina) High School football team in locker room at away game." From photos by Douglas Jones for the Look magazine assignment "Football Weekend." View full size.

 

The Fortune: 1905

The Fortune: 1905

Circa 1905. "St. Mary's Canal celebration -- excursion steamer Fortune in Weitzel Lock, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Be a Tree: 1910

Be a Tree: 1910

New Zealand circa 1910. "Studio portrait, young woman in Christmas tree fancy dress and hat costume, with little presents and decorations hanging off her, Christchurch." Half-plate glass negative by Adam Maclay. View full size.

 

Stars and Suckers: 1914

Stars and Suckers: 1914

Washington, D.C., circa 1914. "National Museum. Flags -- huge American flag." The tattered flag that flew over Fort McHenry, immortalized by Francis Scott Key in "The Star-Spangled Banner." Guarded by that heroic squid from the rarely sung fifth stanza. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Government Connections: 1959

Government Connections: 1959

January 27, 1959. Washington, D.C. "Women working at the U.S. Capitol switchboard. An average of 50,000 calls are placed through the board daily." Photo by Marion Trikosko for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

 
 
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