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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

The New Kennedy: 1953

The New Kennedy: 1953

"Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy at their wedding, September 12, 1953, Newport, Rhode Island." Acetate negative by Toni Frissell. View full size.

Exchange Hotel: 1906

Exchange Hotel: 1906

Circa 1906. "New Exchange Hotel. Montgomery, Alabama." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

So Confusing: 1927

So Confusing: 1927

San Francisco, 1927. "Traffic signals -- police officer stops pedestrian crossing against the light on Arguello Boulevard." Our second look at this shiny Hudson under the pretext of a traffic-safety lesson. 8x10 film negative. View full size.

 

Small Beer: 1948

Small Beer: 1948

New York circa 1948. "Patterson Beer Distributors -- Piel's Beer truck." It's Delic­ious, DeLIGHTful, Demand It! 4x5 negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

Electro-Motive: 1943

Electro-Motive: 1943

March 1943. "Sibley, Missouri. Passing one of the diesel passenger locomotives of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe." Medium format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

About Thebes: 1909

About Thebes: 1909

"Washington Dramatic Club -- About Thebes." Our second look at this nominally Egyptian-themed charity benefit staged at the Belasco Theater in April 1909 for an audience including President Taft. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Stop and Go: 1927

Stop and Go: 1927

San Francisco, 1927. "Traffic signals -- police officer stops pedestrian crossing against the light in front of Hudson sedan at Bee Garage service station." 8x10 film negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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