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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE YANGTZE GORGES, c. 1930

More Marblehead: 1906

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More Marblehead: 1906

Circa 1906. "Union Street -- Marblehead, Massachusetts." On what looks like laundry day. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Grease: 1925

Grease: 1925

"Bob McDonough, Laurel race." On his ribbon: "Baltimore-Washington Speedway DRIVER. Inaugural Opening. Saturday July 11, 1925." View full size.

 

The Cocktail Hour: 1864

The Cocktail Hour: 1864

October 1864. "Petersburg, Virginia. Hospital stewards of 2d Division, 9th Corps, in front of tents." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

Our Little Town: 1906

Our Little Town: 1906

Circa 1906. "Old town hall -- Marblehead, Massachusetts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Clock of Health: 1923

The Clock of Health: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Training table, Eastern High School." Our second look at these young ladies. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Photo Finish: 1925

Photo Finish: 1925

Washington, D.C. "Lt. W.L. Richardson, 9/5/25." Walter Richardson, Navy photographer who survived the crash of the airship USS Shenandoah three days earlier. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bricks and Mortar: 1901

Bricks and Mortar: 1901

Chelsea, Michigan, circa 1901. "Glazier Stove Company -- an adjacent building." The stove empire seems to be expanding. And for you cyclists: Please, no bikes on the railroad right-of-way. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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