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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

All the Trimmings: 1910

All the Trimmings: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Harris, Martha. Christmas tree." The home of Harris & Ewing co-founder George Harris and wife May, with presents for daughter Martha. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Over My Oeuvre: 1952

Over My Oeuvre: 1952

1952. "Entertainer Gene Kelly executing leap over film cans labeled with titles of his movies." From photos by Maurice Terrell for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Hearts on Fryer: 1942

Hearts on Fryer: 1942

October 1942. "'Share The Meat' recipes. Braised stuffed heart. Brown the hearts on all sides in fat, then place in a covered baking dish or casserole. Add a half of cup of water, cover closely and cook until tender in a very moderate oven (about 300 degrees Fahrenheit). Calf hearts require about one and a half hours, beef hearts will require much longer -- four to five hours to cook till tender." Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Chic Boutique: 1944

Chic Boutique: 1944

September 24, 1944. "Jay Thorpe Inc., West 57th Street, New York City. General view to entrance from rear." A retail fairyland of fire sprinklers and cove lights. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Here's Looking at Me: 1918

Here's Looking at Me: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "H&E photographer." A conceptual selfie made out of two glass negatives from the Harris & Ewing studio. View full size.

 

Radio Daze: 1921

Radio Daze: 1921

Circa 1921 in New York, the British pianist and conductor Ethel Leginska, last seen here. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Iron Dragon: 1943

Iron Dragon: 1943

March 1943. "On the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Chicago and Chillicothe, Illinois." Another of the many photos by Jack Delano documenting his trip on a freight train from Chicago to California. View full size.

 
 
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