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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Elm Grove: 1936

Elm Grove: 1936

August 1936. "People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma." A good (or bad) example of the Depression-era shantytowns known as Hoovervilles. Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Close to Home: 1936

Close to Home: 1936

July 1936. "Negro woman who has never been out of Mississippi." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Heavy Metal: 1908

Heavy Metal: 1908

Philadelphia circa 1908. "Ships at League Island Navy Yard. Cruisers Minneapolis and Columbia (center) and armored ram Katahdin." View full size.

 

The Dennis: 1908

The Dennis: 1908

The Atlantic City Boardwalk circa 1908. "Hotel Dennis." And the Marlborough-Blenheim at right, along with a number of supporting players high and low. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Postal Boys: 1911

Postal Boys: 1911

June 1911. Norfolk, Virginia. "A typical group of Postal Messengers. Smallest on left end, Wilmore Johnson, been there one year. Works days only. The Postal boys are not nearly so young in Norfolk and also in other Virginia cities as are the Western Union boys." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

The Dolls: 1921

The Dolls: 1921

New York. October 26, 1921. "Peggy O'Neil." The Irish-American actress at ease. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Work Zone: 1914

Work Zone: 1914

Detroit circa 1914. "Construction work -- grade separation from Buchanan Street." The interesting bits here are all in the distance, including a cameo by the monolith from "2001." Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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