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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Former Slaves: 1916

Former Slaves: 1916

Washington, D.C., 1916. "Convention of former slaves. Annie Parram, age 104; Anna Angales, age 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; Sadie Thompson, 110." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Kind Father Drinks: 1906

The Kind Father Drinks: 1906

Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1906. "Lincoln Savings Bank." An interesting sampling of signage here, including the second appearance on Shorpy in recent weeks of an advertisement for Capt. Woodward's trained seals. View full size.

 

Oldsmobile Home: 1950s

Oldsmobile Home: 1950s

I don't know much about the photo other than it was taken in Holland, Michigan, at my great-grandpa's business where they made and installed cement septic tanks. You can see some toward the right of the photo. The car is a 1957 Oldsmobile. Also note the boat in the building. 35mm color slide. View full size.

The W: 1907

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The W: 1907

Circa 1907. "The 'W' --- Walden's Ridge, Tennessee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

U.S.S. Kentucky: 1900

U.S.S. Kentucky: 1900

Circa 1900. "U.S.S. Kentucky -- quarter deck and after gun turrets." 8x10 inch glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bloomer Girl: 1918

Bloomer Girl: 1918

"H. Kazenarek, woman baseball player." Her teammates included Belle North and Regina Gross. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

City Hall: 1906

City Hall: 1906

Circa 1906. "City Hall, Louisville, Kentucky." Continuing our survey of public buildings in the Derby City. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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