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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Bustling Detroit: 1915

Bustling Detroit: 1915

Detroit circa 1915. "Woodward Avenue and Campus Martius." Among the Motown landmarks in this panorama of two 8x10 glass negatives are the Hotel Pontchartrain, Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument, Ford Building, Detroit City Hall and Dime Savings Bank. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Fast Crowd: 1914

A Fast Crowd: 1914

Washington, D.C., 1914. "Boy Scouts -- field sports." Our second look at these kids. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Caught Napping: 1942

Caught Napping: 1942

February 1942. "Midday nap at FSA camp nursery school in Harlingen, Texas." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Nipper's Love Nest: 1920

Nipper's Love Nest: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Jordan Piano Co. window." National Photo usually shot its window displays at night to avoid the kind of glare seen here; close study will reveal a number of spectral reflections inhabiting the scene, as well as a row of employees behind the latticework. Plus, Nipper center stage. View full size.

 

Uber Boston: 1936

Uber Boston: 1936

"The Hindenburg over Boston Common, 1936." Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the German airship's explosion at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Medium format acetate negative by Leslie Jones. Boston Public Library. View full size.

Goodbye, Sailor: 1900

Goodbye, Sailor: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Operating room in Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pier Thirteen: 1905

Pier Thirteen: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Piers at foot of Wall Street. Steamship Curityba and sidewheeler Nantasket." Not to mention that fine-looking Colgate wagon. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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