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

Trumbull at Brainard: 1900

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Trumbull at Brainard: 1900

Detroit circa 1900. "View looking north along Trumbull Avenue at Brainard Street." At right, the home of publishing magnate James E. Scripps. 6½ x 8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Emporia Junction: 1943

Emporia Junction: 1943

March 1943. "Emporia, Kansas. Passing Emporia Junction switch tower as the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train pulls into the yard." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dogs to Go: 1923

Dogs to Go: 1923

San Francisco circa 1923. "Buick touring car at Victor's Dog." Not to be confused with Nipper, that other (RCA) Victor dog, and where's the bun? 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Hung Out to Dry: 1937

Hung Out to Dry: 1937

New Orleans circa 1937. "Courtyard, 620-621 Gov. Nicholls Street." Potted plants and underpants. 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Product Launch: 1905

Product Launch: 1905

Circa 1905. "Launching of the Detroit (Detroit Yacht Club)." 8x10 inch glass negative by Lycurgus S. Glover, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Conference Committee: 1935

Conference Committee: 1935

August 27, 1935. "Congressional pages -- Mr. Sandman. Fred Johnson of Wyoming and Howard Ostmann of the District of Columbia, congressional pages, photographed as they snatched a bit of shuteye while the House and Senate brought the session to an ignominious adjournment." View full size.

 

California Girls: 1919

California Girls: 1919

San Francisco or thereabouts circa 1919. "Chalmers touring car." At what seems to be a deluxe cow barn. 6½ x 8½ Wyland Stanley glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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