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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

House on Fire: 1936

House on Fire: 1936

November 1936. "Residence on fire in Aledo, Illinois." Now where'd that bucket go? Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Pool Parity: 1954

Pool Parity: 1954

From 1954, and a world away from Lana lounging: "Woman relaxing in an inflatable swimming pool while her children play nearby in Park Forest, Illinois." Photos for a Look magazine assignment on life in suburbia. View full size.

Arlington: 1922

Arlington: 1922

"Arlington National Cemetery, 1922." With the USS Maine Memorial rising at left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Betty Buck: 1936

Betty Buck: 1936

Aug. 8, 1936. Washington, D.C. "Safety first for this Miss. Equipped with bumpers fore and aft, 4-year-old Betty Buck is taking no unnecessary chances as she tries her first pair of roller skates." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Vacation Spots: 1890s

Vacation Spots: 1890s

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1890s. "The Ponce de Leon, rear view." Henry Flagler's grand hotel, with the street traffic none too artfully stippled out. 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

A Place at the Table: 1942

A Place at the Table: 1942

May 1942. Greenbelt, Maryland. Back at the Dream Kitchen table. "Federal housing project. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Atkins, Ann, and Pierce Atkins having supper." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Lunch With Lana: 1951

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Lunch With Lana: 1951

1951. Santa Barbara, California. "Lana Turner lunching by pool at the Coral Casino." Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 
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