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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

A Hot Mess: 1900

A Hot Mess: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Mess boys, Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

School's Out: 1958

School's Out: 1958

My grandfather documented the last day in session for my mother's one-room school in Honey Grove, Pennsylvania, in 1958. View full size.

Unhitched: 1941

Unhitched: 1941

January 1941. "Guests of Sarasota, Fla., trailer park enjoying the sun and sea breeze at the beach." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Gun Moll: 1924

Gun Moll: 1924

San Francisco, 1924. "Lady greasing Oldsmobile sedan." A pioneer of Women's Lubrication. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Top This: 1929

Top This: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Nash convertible coupe at Golden Gate Park." Heading into the Depression in style. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Catch of the Day: 1894

Catch of the Day: 1894

1894. "Sport fishing, Palm Beach, Florida. Day's catch." Now where's that frying pan? 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Hard Licker: 1942

Hard Licker: 1942

July 1942. East Montpelier, Vermont. "Richard, age 5, son of the farmer Charles Ormsbee, has his own war project -- he has agreed to lick all the savings stamps for the family." Photo by Fritz Henle, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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