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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

The Candy Man: 1937

The Candy Man: 1937

August 1937. "Street in Manchester, New Hampshire." The Merchants of Manchester. Medium-format nitrate negative by Edwin Locke. View full size.

 

Billie Burke: 1918

Billie Burke: 1918

Washington, D.C., native Billie Burke in her hometown circa 1918. Some 20 years later she would attain pop-culture immortality as Glinda the Good Witch in "The Wizard of Oz." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Enjoying a Stroh's: 1935

Enjoying a Stroh's: 1935

Circa 1935 family portrait by my grandfather Howard McGraw, a photographer for the Detroit News for almost 40 years, of his brother and a thirsty young nephew. Scanned from a 4x5 negative. View full size.

Ponce de Leon Hotel: 1897

Ponce de Leon Hotel: 1897

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1897. "Ponce de Leon Hotel -- Front view and entrance." Railroad magnate Henry Flagler's coquina confection is known today as Flagler College. 5x8 glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Team Players: 1937

Team Players: 1937

Sept. 11, 1937. Washington, D.C. "George Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, talks it over with some of his players, left to right: Wayne Millner, tackle, end; Charlie Malone, end; Vic Carroll, tackle; George Marshall and Bill Young, tackle; Ed Michaels, guard; Jim Garber, tackle." View full size.

 

Page Turner: 1922

Page Turner: 1922

New York circa 1922. A label transcribed as "Farraham" semi-identifies this enigmatic lady, last seen here. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

The Young Man and the Shoe: 1933

The Young Man and the Shoe: 1933

November 1933. "Family group of Fletcher Carden, Route 1, Andersonville, Tennessee. A night-watchman at the Norris Dam bunkhouses. His home is on the townsite of Norris and will be moved. Carden has 12 children. He is shown here repairing shoes at the fireside." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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