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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

An American Family: 1943

An American Family: 1943

March 1943. Rochester, New York. "The Babcocks, an American family, tuning in for war news. Mr. and Mrs. Babcock with children Shirley, Howard and Earl, the youngest." Photo by Ralph Amdursky, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Americana: 1962

Americana: 1962

October 31, 1962. "Americana Hotel, 52nd Street and Seventh Avenue, New York City. Coffee shop II. Loew's Hotels. Morris Lapidus, Harle & Liebman architects." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

The Hive Mind: 1961

The Hive Mind: 1961

Sept. 18, 1961. New York. "Helena Rubinstein, 655 Fifth Avenue. Hair dryers." This looks as regimented as anything the Army had to offer, although I do spy one nonconformist wearing flats. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Lobster Feast: 1955

Lobster Feast: 1955

Circa 1955 somewhere in New England comes this unlabeled slide from the Linda Kodachromes and its table of boiled lobster and smoking people. View full size.

Futuramic: 1950

Futuramic: 1950

February 15, 1950. New York. "Crystal Motors, business at 5901 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn. Exterior II." On display: the "Futuramic" 1950 Oldsmobile. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Canal Point: 1939

Canal Point: 1939

February 1939. "Migrant labor. Young packinghouse workers. Canal Point, Florida." Two of the thousands of young people who during the Great Depression found themselves picking or packing produce and living in a tent camp. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Essoville: 1941

Essoville: 1941

August 1941. "The Connecticut River at Bellows Falls, Vermont, and on the far side of the river, North Walpole, New Hampshire." Car Heaven. Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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