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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

He Makes Shirts: 1905

He Makes Shirts: 1905

Knoxville, Tennessee, circa 1905. "Looking north on Gay Street from near Clinch Avenue." A pulsing commercial artery where Hope Jewelers, The Man's Store and East Tennessee National Bank are among the businesses vying for your trade. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

War Hoops: 1951

War Hoops: 1951

August 23, 1951. "Indian Head Camp, Bushkill, Pennsylvania. Boys on basketball court." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

The Telltale Door: 1931

The Telltale Door: 1931

Circa 1930. "Edgar Allan Poe's mother's house. Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia." Large-format negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

A Good Catch: 1910

A Good Catch: 1910

Circa 1910. "Maori woman with a catch of fish on the Northland coast." Glass negative by Arthur James Northwood. View full size.

The Pool Board: 1943

The Pool Board: 1943

January 1943. "Freight operations on the Indiana Harbor Belt railroad between Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. The engine crew, engineer and fireman report at the roundhouse office to be assigned their engine and given orders for the day. The cylinder at the left is the pool board; it lists the names of the men and the order and shift in which they will work." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

The Wall: 1865

The Wall: 1865

"St. John's Church and graveyard from street. Main eastern theater of war, fallen Richmond, April-June 1865." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

A Fast Horse: 1914

A Fast Horse: 1914

Washington, D.C., 1914. "Wrisley Brown, attorney, riding." You'll note the Washington Monument showing a decided tilt to the left, although the reason is more optical than political. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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