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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

The Boys of Mott Street: 1942

The Boys of Mott Street: 1942

August 1942. "Italian-American parade honoring neighborhood boys in the United States Army." A close-up of the banner glimpsed here. (The bottom, just out of the frame at right, reads WE MUST NOT FAIL THEM.) Medium-format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Petro-Palace: 1922

Petro-Palace: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Gas station, 17th and L streets N.W." The recently opened Washington Accessories filling station, also seen here under construction, three years later as Minute Service No. 1 and finally around 1928. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Boy of Steel: 1938

Boy of Steel: 1938

July 1938. "Steelworker's son. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Don't worry, kid. This'll look great on your timeline. Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Well Connected: 1922

Well Connected: 1922

December 19, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Rep. Vincent M. Brennan of Michigan listening in at his office to the debates on the floor of the House. Mr. Brennan has introduced a resolution providing for broadcasting to the country of the proceedings and debates of Congress through the Navy Air Station at Arlington." This is Harris & Ewing's version of the scene first glimpsed here four years ago in a National Photo glass plate. View full size.

 

All-American: 1942

All-American: 1942

August 1942. New York. "Dancing and music on Mott Street at a flag raising ceremony in honor of neighborhood Italian boys in the Army." Medium-format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Doings in Dayton: 1902

Doings in Dayton: 1902

Circa 1902. "Courthouse -- Dayton, Ohio." Under a web of streetcar, telephone and telegraph wires. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Clothesline Kid: 1939

The Clothesline Kid: 1939

July 1939. "Washington, D.C. Backyards of row houses." Where Sonny looks kind of lonely. Large-format negative by David Myers (Moffat). View full size.

 
 
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