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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

Bombs Away: 1929

Bombs Away: 1929

1929. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "NO CAPTION [Man in airplane]." Next-door neighbor to this image in the Harris & Ewing negative series. View full size.

 

Hot Box: 1943

Hot Box: 1943

1943. "Melbourne, Australia. United States Army hospital. Patient receiving treatment in new fever machine which keeps temperature at 107 degrees (108 degrees is fatal). Note ice in basin and fan to cool head." Photo by Jo. Fallon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Amelia Earhart: 1932

Amelia Earhart: 1932

        Washington, D.C., June 22 -- A slim young aviatrix with wayward locks, Amelia Earhart Putnam, first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic, received a supreme award for courage and achievement last night when President Hoover presented her with the first gold medal of the National Geographic Society ever awarded to a woman.

June 1932. Washington, D.C. "Aviator Amelia Earhart Putnam being greeted by Drs. Gilbert Grosvenor, right, and John Oliver la Gorce of the National Geographic Society." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bright Star: 1929

Bright Star: 1929

Washington, D.C., circa 1929. "No caption [radio set]." Experts please opine! Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

High Times: 1908

High Times: 1908

Manhattan circa 1908. "Times Square and New York Times building." Now playing at the Astor: "Paid in Full." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Open Office: 1958

Open Office: 1958

        Somewhere around Los Angeles circa 1958. "Aluminum Group furniture (chairs, ottomans, tables) designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller Inc." Large format negative from the Office of Charles and Ray Eames.

Back again at the waiting room without walls, this time a bit earlier in the day, we get our second look at these people, including Ray Eames, striding along at the upper right. New to the scene is a photographer wielding a Hasselblad, a medium format camera much favored by professionals. View full size.

X-Troop: 1865

X-Troop: 1865

1865. "Petersburg, Virginia. Interior view of Fort Sedgwick." This scout's Indian name: Sitting Duck. Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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