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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

The Boudoir: 1940

The Boudoir: 1940

July 11, 1940. "Collier's House at PEDAC, New York. Master bedroom. Dan Cooper, decorator; Edward D. Stone, architect." Interior of the Rockefeller Center ranch house last glimpsed here. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Serviceman, Service Woman: 1943

Serviceman,  Service Woman: 1943

June 1943. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miss Frances Heisler (last seen here), attendant at one of the Atlantic Refining Company garages. She was formerly a clerk in the payroll department of the Curtis Publishing Company." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bumper to Bumper: 1942

Bumper to Bumper: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park." With a dress code. Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Car Shack: 1939

The Car Shack: 1939

July 1939. "Activity around station master's shack. Streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Cloud Mountain: 1943

Cloud Mountain: 1943

March 1943. "Coming out of the mountains on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Vaughn and Belen, New Mexico, into the Rio Grande River Valley. In the distance is a quarry on the mountainside where the railroad gets its rock for ballast." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

A Room With a View: 1942

A Room With a View: 1942

November 1942. "Babies' Hospital, New York. The welfare of this young patient, suffering from burns, is aided by having his bed placed near a window where he can watch the boats pass by. Nurses learn the importance of ministering the comforts of their patients in promoting recovery." Photo by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Beautiful Utica: 1905

Beautiful Utica: 1905

Circa 1905. "Lower Genesee Street -- Utica, New York." Note the streetcar switch tower. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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