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

Toy Story: 1949

Toy Story: 1949

October 1949. "Cowboy entertainer Gene Autry posing with children's clothing and toys which have his name and/or image on them." Kodachrome from photos by Frank Bauman and Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine. View full size.

Kiwi-Haw: 1905

Kiwi-Haw: 1905

New Zealand circa 1905. "Eight young men in ragtag clothing with hats, pots, broom, shovel, accordion, pipes, gun and dog. Sumner, Christchurch." Five of these fun-loving hayseeds are the Myrtle Campers from this post. Glass negative by Adam Maclay, Alexander Turnbull Library. View full size.

 

Evelyn and Russell: 1913

Evelyn and Russell: 1913

New York, 1913. "Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw and son." Photo by Arnold Genthe, whose serene portrait belies the intensity of the scandal that engulfed Evelyn when her husband killed her former lover, the architect Stanford White, in 1906. While Harry Thaw denied paternity of the child raised as his son, Evelyn always maintained that Russell Thaw was conceived during a conjugal visit with her husband at Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. View full size.

 

Rustic Modern: 1944

Rustic Modern: 1944

May 4, 1944. "Jesse Oser residence, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Louis I. Kahn, architect. Living room to fireplace." With a nice view of the avant-garden. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Hell Gate: 1930s

Hell Gate: 1930s

A view over 1930s Manhattan showing the Hell Gate Bridge across the East River in the distance, the Waldorf-Astoria towers and 230 Park Avenue (Helmsley Building) foreground, Lincoln Building lower right, and a gleaming New York Hospital on the right. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Full Service: 1937

Full Service: 1937

July 1937. "Georgia road signs." Photo by Dorothea Lange, evidently a connoisseur of juxtapositional humor. View full size.

 

San Fran: 1939

San Fran: 1939

April 1939. "San Francisco, California, seen from the First Street ramp of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge." Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 
 
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