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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

Red Delicious: 1925

Red Delicious: 1925

April 25, 1925. "Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester, Virginia." A freshly picked bevy of beauties. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

The Universal Truck: 1925

The Universal Truck: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Parkway Motor Co. -- Ford truck." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fourth and Main: 1941

Fourth and Main: 1941

July 4, 1941. "Fourth of July parade in Watertown, Wisconsin." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Liberty: 1919

Liberty: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Fourth of July tableau on the Ellipse -- 'Columbia,' 'Liberty' and dancers." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Star-Spangled Stang: 1967

Star-Spangled Stang: 1967

The 1967 Twin Cities (Larkspur & Corte Madera, California) Fourth of July Parade on the 300 block of Magnolia Ave. in Larkspur, right down the hill from our house. The "Leoettes" was an auxiliary of the Lions Club - see the toy lion over the windshield? Their garb commemorates the Spanish/Mexican history of the area; at the end of the block, the car will cross the boundary between two old Mexican land grant ranchos: Punta de Quentin (here) and Corte Madera del Presidio. Today this parade entry would be part of the vintage car contingent. This is a section of a 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

The Oyster Wagon: 1905

The Oyster Wagon: 1905

Circa 1905. "Unloading oyster luggers at Baltimore." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Sand Man: 1906

A Sand Man: 1906

The Jersey Shore circa 1906. "A sand man -- Atlantic City." The Michelangelo of sand sculpture. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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