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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Waterfront Property: 1935

Waterfront Property: 1935

September 1935. A closeup of the Washington, D.C., row house seen here over the weekend. "Front of old brick structure in section near Union Station. Land is low here and water collects in front and backyard after a rain and remains for many days. Entrances to privies are usually under water. Interior of homes similar in shabbiness to exterior." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Texaco Troubadour: 1940

The Texaco Troubadour: 1940

June 1940. Pie Town, New Mexico. "Farm boy playing guitar in front of the filling station and garage." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Our House: 1935

Our House: 1935

Sept. 1935. Washington, D.C. "Houses on Massachusetts Avenue near Union Station." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Lemont Depot: 1902

Lemont Depot: 1902

Lemont, Illinois, circa 1902. "Station of the Chicago & Alton R.R. Taken from Canal Street." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Old Ball Game: 1908

The Old Ball Game: 1908

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1908. "Ball grounds, League Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dreamland in Color: 1905

Dreamland in Color: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Dreamland Park, Coney Island" (original image). It's hard to believe it all burned to the ground. This was one heck of a coloring job but I was intrigued to see Dreamland as it might have been. If only we could visit this amazing place. View full size.

Narragansett Pier: 1910

Narragansett Pier: 1910

Rhode Island circa 1910. "Narragansett Pier bathing beach." Note the photographer and signage to the left: "Want a Picture Taken in Your BATHING SUIT? 4 for 50 cents -- All Work Done by the LIGHTNING PROCESS." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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