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

An Orange for Mrs. Atkins: 1942

An Orange for Mrs. Atkins: 1942

May 1942. "Greenbelt, Maryland. Federal housing project. Mrs. Leslie Atkins taking an orange out of her well-stocked refrigerator." Medium-format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Excelsior: 1863

Excelsior: 1863

September 1863. Culpeper, Virginia. "Dr. Irwin of Excelsior Brigade in front of tent." Charles K. Irwin of the 72nd New York Infantry. View full size.

 

Listening to Mars: 1924

Listening to Mars: 1924

August 21, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Dr. David Todd & C.F. Jenkins." Scroll down to the comments for an explanation of this unusual device. Thanks to Splunge, Stanton Square and others for filling in the blanks. View full size.

 

Land Title Trust: 1905

Land Title Trust: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "Land Title Trust Building." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Vaudeville News: 1927

Vaudeville News: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. "Julia Emerson." Whose business seems to have been show business. Which, as everyone knows, is like no business. View full size.

 

Tops and Trimmings: 1921

Tops and Trimmings: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "McCaully's garage." Note the bakery-delivery bread box next door. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Hybrid Power: 1939

Hybrid Power: 1939

June 1939. "Pushing a car belonging to agricultural day laborer to start it, near Muskogee, Oklahoma." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
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