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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

Eeyore Express: 1904

Eeyore Express: 1904

California circa 1904. "Our baggage is coming on ahead." These novelty scenes were a relative rarity in the Detroit Publishing catalog. View full size.

 

Ten Men: 1920

Ten Men: 1920

New York. June 3, 1920. "Columbia U. Class of 1910." A Shorpy tip of the mortarboard to our recent college grads! Bain News Service. View full size.

 

A Hasty Lunch: 1905

A Hasty Lunch: 1905

Coney Island, New York, circa 1905. "Picnicing on the beach -- a hasty lunch." 8½ x 6½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Omega Oil: 1901

Omega Oil: 1901

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1901. "Armory of the Ohio National Guard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Big Four: 1940

Big Four: 1940

May 1940. "Cairo, Illinois -- Big Four Cafe." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

On Broadway: 1910

On Broadway: 1910

A vertiginous view of New York circa 1910. "Broadway from Chambers Street -- City Hall Park, Post Office, Park Row, City Investing and Singer buildings." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Indigo Girl: 1943

Indigo Girl: 1943

April 1943. "Chicago & North Western R.R. -- Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse in Clinton, Iowa." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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