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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

Mulberry Bend: 1905

Mulberry Bend: 1905

Circa 1905. "Mulberry Bend, New York City." The name was changed to Columbus Park in 1911. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Calle de San Fran: 1906

Calle de San Fran: 1906

Circa 1906. "Calle de San Francisco, San Juan, Puerto Rico." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Life in Wartime: 1942

Life in Wartime: 1942

November 1942. Washington, D.C. "Southwest section. Two Negro boys." Large format negative by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Jet Set Coffee Shop: 1962

Jet Set Coffee Shop: 1962

August 29, 1962. "TWA terminal, Idlewild, New York. Union News restaurants. Coffee shop II. Raymond Loewy, client." Flight monitors by General Precision Laboratory Inc. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

The Washday Miracle: 1936

The Washday Miracle: 1936

May 1936. "Wife of farmstead farmer. Kearny, Nebraska." Thanks to my National Vacuum Washer, I barely have to lift a finger come laundry day! Or maybe not. Photo by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Peewee Posse: 1936

Peewee Posse: 1936

Summer 1936. "Dalworthington Gardens, Texas." Half-pints in ten-gallon hats in a "subsistence homestead project" established under the authority of the National Industrial Recovery Act. Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Alley Kittens: 1955

Alley Kittens: 1955

May 7, 1955. "Beales bowling banquet party." Cocktails with the three amigas. Make mine a triple. 35mm Kodachrome from the "Linda" slides. View full size.

 
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