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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Monumental Lincoln: 1925

Monumental Lincoln: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Lincoln Memorial. View of statue through columns." 8x10 glass negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Sliding Home: 1955

Sliding Home: 1955

Circa 1955 Oakland and our latest motoring mashup: Ford tagged out by Pontiac. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Osage Spot: 1938

Osage Spot: 1938

September 1938. "Storefront in mining town of Osage, West Virginia." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Of the Community: 1936

Of the Community: 1936

Circa 1936. "Belle Grove Plantation, Louisiana, 1858. Closeup of column." Photo by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Trunk Show: 1943

Trunk Show: 1943

July 1943. Montgomery County, Maryland. "Bathers on the side of the pool at the Glen Echo amusement park." Where the boys are. Medium format acetate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

CCC & StL: 1938

CCC & StL: 1938

Washington, D.C. "U.S. News. Freight car, side view, 3/7/38." Property of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway. View full size.

 

Frozen Federal: 1934

Frozen Federal: 1934

1934. "Aerial view, Federal Triangle in snow, Washington, D.C." Anchored by the 1.8 million square foot Department of Commerce on Constitution Avenue, the largest office building in the world when it was completed in 1932. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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