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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

A Quiet Night: 1977

A Quiet Night: 1977

Medford, Mass., circa 1977. Marion Street about 2 a.m. around the corner from my house. It was fall and the leaves were just turning over a Pinto wagon with fake wood paneling. I took this for a class at the New England School of Photography. The exposure was about a minute with a 4x5 view camera. The wind hardly moved. It was a truly beautiful timeless moment. View full size.

Big Box: 1905

Big Box: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "North American, Real Estate Trust, City Hall and Land Title Building." Over the years the North American building has lost its cornice but acquired a ruddy-looking suntan. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Fringe Festival: 1923

Fringe Festival: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Daniel Boone group." When I was a kid I had all their albums. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Top Gun: 1942

Top Gun: 1942

June 1942. "Crewman of an M-3 tank, Fort Knox, Kentucky." Or could it be Fort Dix? Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the OWI. View full size.

 

Served by the Soo: 1908

Served by the Soo: 1908

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, circa 1908. "Algonquin Tannery." Served by the Soo Line, as well as the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic. View full size.

 

Trouble and Typing Group: 1924

Trouble and Typing Group: 1924

November 24, 1924. "Bonus Bureau -- Personnel Records Division." Workers in an intriguingly named section of the government department responsible for keeping track of World War I veterans so they could get their "bonus money," a benefit they were supposed to redeem no earlier than 1945; their demands for early compensation led to the Bonus Army protests of 1932. View full size.

 

Peacock Beverages: 1922

Peacock Beverages: 1922

February 1922. Washington, D.C. "Food show -- Peacock exhibit -- Mrs. Julian E. Carabillo." Hollyhocks, peacocks and hens at the Retail Grocers Protective Association exposition at Washington Convention Hall. View full size.

 
 
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