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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Oregon or Bust: 1936

Oregon or Bust: 1936

July 1936. "Vernon Evans [interview] and family of Lemmon, South Dakota, near Missoula, Montana. Leaving the grasshopper-ridden and drought-stricken area for a new start in Oregon or Washington. Expects to arrive at Yakima in time for hop picking. Makes about 200 miles a day in Model T Ford. Live in tent." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

The Watchers, Watched: 1940

The Watchers, Watched: 1940

October 1940. "Spectators at the annual barrel rolling contest in Presque Isle, Maine." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Soapbox Derby: 1940

Soapbox Derby: 1940

1940. "Start of soapbox auto race at Fourth of July celebration in Salisbury, Maryland." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Feline Fontanne: 1922

Feline Fontanne: 1922

New York circa 1922. "Fontanne." The British actress Lynn Fontanne, for decades a fixture of the Broadway stage along with husband Alfred Lunt (not pictured). 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Houses of Worship: 1903

Houses of Worship: 1903

Lower Manhattan circa 1903. "Wall Street and Trinity Church, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Harlem River Speedway: 1905

Harlem River Speedway: 1905

New York circa 1905. "The Harlem River from High Bridge. View of Harlem River Speedway and Washington Bridge." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Market Street: 1957

Market Street: 1957

Looking east on Market Street in San Francisco from the Old Federal Office Building. Note the electric buses. This is quite a bustling scene, but I wonder if the poor pedestrians caught in the center island ever made it all the way across the street. 35mm Anscochrome. View full size.

 
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