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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Manhattan Hobo: 1942

Manhattan Hobo: 1942

New York, 1942. "Street vagrant pushcart." Who'll be first to pinpoint the location? Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Lake Nonotuck: 1908

Lake Nonotuck: 1908

Circa 1908. "Lake Nonotuck boathouse, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Two girls in a rowboat, probably talking about you. View full size.

 

Grand Entrance: 1939

Grand Entrance: 1939

1939. "Watts-Parkman-Gillman House, 713 Mabry Street, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Two-story masonry construction dates to 1852. Greek Revival stone columns across front. Fine ironwork on second-story balcony." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Gutter Ball: 1916

Gutter Ball: 1916

February 4, 1916. Washington, D.C. "Auto wreck at 14th & T," under a light dusting of snow and mold. Continuing the thread of vehicular mayhem we started earlier today. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Doll Bed: 1931

Doll Bed: 1931

Washington, D.C., 1931. "Children in hospital bed with dolls." Retroactive wishes for a speedy recovery, kids. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Meet the Arnazes: 1954

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Meet the Arnazes: 1954

1954. "Actress Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnaz with children Desi Jr. and Lucie in front of their Palm Springs home." Photo by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Lucy Goes Shopping." View full size.

Full Stop: 1917

Full Stop: 1917

Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "Auto wreck." Tree 1, Car 0. Another of National Photo's "auto wreck" plates from 1917. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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