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

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.

 

Don Lee Cadillac: 1925

Don Lee Cadillac: 1925

San Francisco, 1925. "Type V-63 Sedan at Don Lee Cadillac." Back when "power steering" was supplied by the chauffeur. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Signs of Spring: 1926

Signs of Spring: 1926

April 1926. "Polly Freling" is all it says here. Polly enjoys nature, cherry blossoms and walks along (or in) the Tidal Basin. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Western Electric: 1917

Western Electric: 1917

Oakland circa 1917. "Western Electric Co. -- looking east toward Pacific Tel." For more than a century, the company was the manufacturing arm of Bell Telephone. 8x6 glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Co. View full size.

 

Fair Maidens: 1942

Fair Maidens: 1942

July 1942. "Klamath Falls, Oregon. Carnival of the circus." In line for the Tilt-A-Whirl. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hahn Shoes: 1954

Hahn Shoes: 1954

April 1954. Washington, D.C. "Hahn Shoes, exterior, 14th and G streets N.W." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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