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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Guard Your Cash: 1902

Guard Your Cash: 1902

Dayton, Ohio, circa 1902. "Binding department, National Cash Register." Note the "Guard Your Cash" poster near the center of the frame. 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Florida Mammoth: 1890s

Florida Mammoth: 1890s

Florida in the 1890s. "Brown's Landing, Rice Creek." Note the enormous 18x22 inch "mammoth plate" view camera set up on the bow of the Princess. 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson, whose photographs formed the basis of Detroit Publishing's holdings in the company's early days. View full size.

 

Auto Parking 25¢: 1923

Auto Parking 25¢: 1923

April 26, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Automobiles at ballpark, opening game, Nationals-Athletics." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Pony Boys: 1905

Pony Boys: 1905

The Jersey Shore circa 1905. "Ponies on the beach -- Atlantic City." In the distance, the Steeplechase and Steel piers. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Vagabonds: 1939

Vagabonds: 1939

June 1939. Another look at the fellow we saw here last week, this time with some company. "Veteran migrant worker and his wife camped in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. He has followed the road for about 30 years. When asked where his home was he said, 'It's all over.'" 35mm negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

More Marquette: 1908

More Marquette: 1908

Resuming our visit to the Great Lakes port of Marquette, Michigan, circa 1908 in a view joining two 8x10 glass negatives. At right is another glimpse of Front Street, showing many of the same buildings seen here yesterday. Moving out of the frame, we continue into the panorama that was the subject of the previous post. Points of interest here include various signs, a baby and a cat. View full size.

 

Superior Panorama: 1908

Superior Panorama: 1908

Lake Superior circa 1908. "The harbor and ore docks, Marquette, Michigan." Note the tiny parade at left. Panorama of three 8x10 glass plates. View full size.

 
 
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