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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • SIGHTSEEING IN MANCHURIA, 1937

The Floating Tunnel: 1910

The Floating Tunnel: 1910

The Detroit River circa 1910. "Sinking last tubular section, Michigan Central R.R. tunnel. W.S. Kinnear, Chief Engineer, Butler Bros. Construction Co., contractors." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dream Kitchen: 1936

Dream Kitchen: 1936

February 1936. "Kitchen in Westmoreland Homesteads. Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania." Westmoreland Homesteads, built by the federal government as part of the National Industrial Recovery Act during the Great Depression, was a model community that housed the families of laid-off coal miners. 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Best Friends: 1938

Best Friends: 1938

November 1938. "Boy with dog. Omaha, Nebraska." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Norge: 1938

Norge: 1938

September 1938. "Kitchen in farmer's home, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ben-Hurry: 1917

Ben-Hurry: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Devereux child in chariot." Late for the toga party. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Army Dually: 1918

Army Dually: 1918

Washington, D.C., 1918. "Pershing, John J., General, U.S. Army -- his chauffeur." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tykes n Bikes: 1910

Tykes n Bikes: 1910

Continuing our Sunshine State sojourn circa 1910: "Entrance to Riverside Park, Jacksonville, Florida." Detail of 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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