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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Leafy Enclave: 1906

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Leafy Enclave: 1906

1906. "Cottages at Harbor Springs, Michigan." The resort community in its early years. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ashepoo P.O.: 1938

Ashepoo P.O.: 1938

December 1938. "General store and post office, sawmill town. Ashepoo, South Carolina." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

The Daily Planet: 1934

The Daily Planet: 1934

June 21-26, 1934. "Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln. General view from university, a.m." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Watering Hole: 1864

Watering Hole: 1864

1864. Fredericksburg, Virginia. "Army of the Potomac soldiers drawing from a well, filling their water cart." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

South From Chestnut: 1910

South From Chestnut: 1910

Circa 1910. "High Street south from Chestnut, Columbus, Ohio." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Voice of Authority: 1936

Voice of Authority: 1936

Washington, D.C., circa 1936. "Hard, William." Newsman, radio commentator and, later, Reader's Digest editor. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Road Tripping: 1952

Road Tripping: 1952

"6 Oct 1952. Clara & Grace at chenille & souvenir shop south of _______ ." We're back with Hubert and Grace on their road trip from Minnesota, the day before our previous photo was made at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Where are we now? 35mm Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle; paint by Dr. Seuss. View full size.

 
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