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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Fourth From Race: 1900

Fourth From Race: 1900

Cincinnati circa 1900. "Fourth Street looking east from Race." Compare and contrast with this view from a decade later. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Bricks, Mortar, Money: 1900

Bricks, Mortar, Money: 1900

Cincinnati circa 1900. "Lafayette and Franklin Banks and Masonic Temple, Third Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

A Clean Sweep: 1922

A Clean Sweep: 1922

August 10, 1922. " 'Jumbino,' the favorite elephant at the National Zoo, has his daily bath and scrubbing. Keeper Charlie Louis getting in the preliminaries with his wire broom before using the hose." 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Queenie & Eleanor: 1937

Queenie & Eleanor: 1937

May 15, 1937. "Mrs. Roosevelt feeds 'Queenie," official mascot of the Democratic Party, a lump of sugar at the luncheon and garden party given by the Woman's National Democratic Club at Woodlawn, home of the Secretary of War and Mrs. Harry N. Woodring near Mount Vernon. Queenie was a presented by an admirer to Postmaster General Farley last winter." 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Nash Rumbler: 1926

Nash Rumbler: 1926

San Francisco circa 1926. "Nash Special Six rumble seat roadster at Phelan mansion." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

The Platters: 1922

The Platters: 1922

December 27, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Cooks with turkey, pies, and apples on platters." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dome Noir: 1940

Dome Noir: 1940

Washington, D.C., circa 1940. "U.S. Capitol exteriors. Dome of Capitol through trees at night." 8x10 acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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