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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Monster Truck: 1918

Monster Truck: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918. "White 5-ton motor truck loaded with Sperry Flour bound for Los Angeles." Guarded by what looks to be a prototype version of the Cookie Monster. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Gilded Age: 1905

Gilded Age: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, looking toward Vanderbilt House, Plaza Hotel and entrance to Central Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dental Depot: 1905

Dental Depot: 1905

November 27, 1905. "Chicago -- State Street looking toward Adams." This dental nerve center of the Windy City advertises the services of Haycock Painless Dentistry, the Harvard Dental Parlors and, not to be outdone in branding, the Gideon Sibley Dental Depot. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Matty Baldwin: 1912

Matty Baldwin: 1912

New York. February 21, 1912. "Matty Baldwin." The lightweight boxer from Boston, a.k.a. the Bunker Hill Bearcat, died at the age of 33 in 1918, a victim of the Spanish flu epidemic. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Leisure World: 1906

Leisure World: 1906

Atlantic City circa 1906. "Boardwalk and big hotels (the Marlborough-Blenheim and Traymore) from Young's new pier." At left, the attraction "Creation of the World." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Good for Life: 1942

Good for Life: 1942

July 1942. "Nyssa, Oregon. Farm Security Administration mobile camp. Soda pop is delivered at the camp for Japanese-Americans." Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Gentlemen Callers: 1928

Gentlemen Callers: 1928

Fredericksburg, Va., circa 1928. "Cabin on Barton Street." 8x10 acetate negative by the architectural historian Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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