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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Junior Varsity: 1922

Junior Varsity: 1922

October 1922. "Football." Two little leatherheads at the Navy-Georgia Tech game in Annapolis. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Friendly Store: 1939

The Friendly Store: 1939

June 1939. "Child coming out of grocery store in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma." 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

King of the Hill: 1913

King of the Hill: 1913

Mount Lowe, California, circa 1913. "Powerhouse and incline station, Mount Lowe Railway." Our third look at the workings of this scenic railway (First, Second) in the San Gabriel Mountains outside Los Angeles. View full size.

 

Bureau of Social Requirements: 1912

Bureau of Social Requirements: 1912

New York circa 1912. "Fifth Avenue near 42nd Street." Among the many establishments making this their address is the curiously named Bureau of Social Requirements. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Welcome to Petoskey: 1908

Welcome to Petoskey: 1908

Circa 1908. "Lake Street, Petoskey, Michigan." A bustling hub of commerce offering silk shawls, "kimonas" and "the place U-R looking for." As well as a nice arch. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Beware of Cat: 1938

Beware of Cat: 1938

September 1938. "Storefront in Altheimer, Arkansas." Lately I've been inspecting every new post for cats. I am pretty sure this has only the one. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Such Is Life: 1938

Such Is Life: 1938

October 1938. "Mother and children with popcorn, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana." Valuable practice for the Popcorn Festival. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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