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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

Junior Marines: 1919

Junior Marines: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Junior Marines." Engaged in a spirited game of truck-toss. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Birthday Boy: 1957

Birthday Boy: 1957

September 1957 somewhere in Pennsylvania. In the prequel to this slide, we have Big Brother's second birthday. Let the anthropological analysis and cultural deconstruction begin! 35mm Kodachrome transparency. View full size.

Jersey Shore: 1905

Jersey Shore: 1905

The Jersey Shore circa 1905. "Crowded beach, Atlantic City." These boys have been standing here for over an hour, hoping to spy a bare ankle. View full size.

 

What a Dump: 1942

What a Dump: 1942

October 1942. "Scrap and salvage depot in Butte, Montana." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Prohibited: 1929

Prohibited: 1929

Washington, D.C., circa 1929. "Utilization of confiscated bootleg paraphernalia." Getting crafty with the tin snips in our second glimpse of Prohibition-era contraband. Once again, enigmatic accouterments abound. View full size.

 

A Penny a Pound: 1910

A Penny a Pound: 1910

March 1910. Buffalo, New York. "Antonio Martina, 53 Carolina Street. 11 years old last summer. Attends School No. 1. He and a 13-year-old sister worked in sheds of Ellis-Canning Factory, Brant, N.Y., snipping beans at 1 cent a pound. Left for the country in May, returned late in September, losing about 7 weeks of school. He sells papers reluctantly." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Clown Concert: 1923

Clown Concert: 1923

May 1, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Children's Hospital Circus." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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