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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Wholesale Minneapolis: 1939

Wholesale Minneapolis: 1939

September 1939. "Railroad yards, wholesale district, Minneapolis, Minnesota." A nice view of the Chase Bag tower. Photo by John Vachon. View full size.

 

The Lion Bridge: 1936

The Lion Bridge: 1936

St. Johns County, Florida, circa 1936. "Lion Bridge, St. Augustine." Where the gulls are. 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Prairie Pitcher: 1936

Prairie Pitcher: 1936

July 1936. "Pitching horseshoes at the Resettlement Administration camp. Madras, Oregon." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

The Gas Menagerie: 1956

The Gas Menagerie: 1956

Elvis Presley in 1956 at home in Memphis with his three-wheeled Messerschmitt "bubble car" and Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and grandfather Jessie Presley. Photo by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Buffalo Pup: 1900

Buffalo Pup: 1900

Circa 1900. "U.S.S. Buffalo, ship's company." A certain amount of mugging for the camera here, as well as various props and a canine mascot. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Union Trust: 1900

Union Trust: 1900

1900. "Union Trust Building, Detroit." Romanesque Revival wedding cake at Griswold and Congress that went up in 1896, came down in 1956. View full size.

 

Ask the Man Who Owns One: 1942

Ask the Man Who Owns One: 1942

Washington, D.C. "At 7 a.m. on June 21, 1942, the day before stricter gas rationing was enforced, cars were pouring into this gas station on upper Wisconsin Avenue." If they still made cars that looked like this Packard, we'd run right out and buy one. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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