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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Double Bill: 1926

Double Bill: 1926

April 23, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Miss Dorothy Tierney with porcupine." The stage actress and prickly understudy. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Boston Public: 1895

Boston Public: 1895

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1895. "Main entrance, Boston Public Library." Red all over. Photo by Charles Pollock. View full size.

 

Cyber Monday: 1966

Cyber Monday: 1966

1966. "To the rescue. Many librarians believe computers are the only means to effectively cope with their bulging bookshelves." New York World-Telegram and Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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