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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE U.S. ARMY: THEN - NOW - FOREVER

Sherman Avenue: 1908

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Sherman Avenue: 1908

Denver circa 1908. "Sherman Avenue and Colorado statehouse." 8x10 glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Magnolia Mills: 1911

Magnolia Mills: 1911

March 1911. Magnolia, Mississippi. "Interior of Magnolia Cotton Mills spinning room. See the little ones scattered through the mill. All work." Our second look at this workroom. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Kodachrome Wedding: 1956

Kodachrome Wedding: 1956

We return to Southern California circa 1956 for the next in this series of Kodachrome slides, which finds us at a wedding with the bridesmaids in Easter egg pastels, carrying matching bouquets of dyed carnations. View full size.

A Higher Tower: 1919

A Higher Tower: 1919

New York. April 19, 1919. "St. Paul's Church and St. Paul Building from Woolworth Building." The St. Paul Building at left, seen here in the previous post in 1900 when it was one of the world's tallest, now cut down to size by its much bigger neighbors. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

New York Giants: 1900

New York Giants: 1900

New York, 1900. "St. Paul and Park Row buildings, two tallest buildings in the world." Note the campaign banner at the bottom of the photo, shot from the Woodbridge building. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Seafood City: 1943

Seafood City: 1943

June 1943. "A scene at the Fulton Fish Market, New York." Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Unseen Guest: 1935

The Unseen Guest: 1935

October 1935. "Interior of Postmaster Brown's home at Old Rag. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 
 
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