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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Valley Green: 1909

Valley Green: 1909

Philadelphia circa 1909. "Valley Green, Fairmount Park." Back in the day, less green than gray. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Eleventh Hour: 1906

Eleventh Hour: 1906

Circa 1906. "City Hall, Louisville, Kentucky." Our second look at this imposing edifice. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sign of the Cross: 1943

Sign of the Cross: 1943

New York, May 1943. "A Harlem street scene." Medium-format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

One-Horse Town: 1943

One-Horse Town: 1943

April 1943. San Augustine, Texas. "A man going to the livestock auction." Safety negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Apples and Oranges: 1943

Apples and Oranges: 1943

New York, May 1943. "Pushcart fruit vendor at the Fulton Fish Market." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Smokehouse: 1943

Smokehouse: 1943

July 1943. "Examining meat in a wholesale meat market. A reconstruction photographed during the filming of Black Marketing, a motion picture produced by the U.S. Office of War Information." Photo by Roger Smith. View full size.

 

Box Score: 1942

Box Score: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Spectators at a baseball game: wives, sweethearts and children of the players; passersby and regular fans." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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