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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT, WWII

Blessed Oblivion: 1958

Blessed Oblivion: 1958

April 1958. "Hubert Leslie, human guinea pig for medical experiments (also an artist known as 'Hube the Cube'), one of the 'Beatnik' community of San Francis­co's North Beach district." 35mm negative from photos by Cal Bernstein for the Look magazine assignment "The Bored, the Bearded and the Beat." View full size.

Splint in a Tent: 1943

Splint in a Tent: 1943

August 1943. Southfields, New York. "Interracial activities at camp Nathan Hale, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. First aid." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pennsy Parthenon: 1909

Pennsy Parthenon: 1909

Manhattan circa 1909. "New Pennsylvania Station, New York, N.Y." The Beaux-Arts behemoth whose demolition in 1963 lit a fire under the nation's armchair architects. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

What Goes Up: 1907

What Goes Up: 1907

Detroit, 1907. "Hotel Pontchartrain under construction." The 10-story, 298-room "Pontch," after expanding up with a five-story addition completed in 1910, came back down in 1920 at the tender age of 13, demolished to make way for an office tower. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Toy Story: 1943

Toy Story: 1943

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "A child whose home is an alley dwelling near the U.S. Capitol." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Springtime for Hitler: 1943

Springtime for Hitler: 1943

June 1943. Tunisia. "A German military cemetery on the outskirts of Tunis." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Philly Up: 1943

Philly Up: 1943

June 1943. "Miss Ruth Gusick, formerly a clerk in a drugstore, now works as a garage attendant at one of the Atlantic Refining Company service stations in Philadelphia." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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