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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

Christmas Tree Market: 1903

Christmas Tree Market: 1903

New York circa 1903. "A Christmas tree market, Barclay Street Station." With wagons for the Mammoth Furniture House and Herman Kornahren's Wooden Ware. Previously seen here. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Harsh Druggist: 1940

Harsh Druggist: 1940

November 1940. "Drug store in Seneca, Kansas." In need of a mild laxative? Something to soothe that upset tummy? Sorry, no can do. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Million-Dollar Pier: 1907

Million-Dollar Pier: 1907

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1907. "Young's Million-Dollar Pier." One of the main attractions of "Captain" John Young's 1,700-foot pier was a deep-sea net haul of fish from the far end. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Queen and Commoner: 1906

Queen and Commoner: 1906

The Ohio River circa 1906. "Coney Island Co. sidewheeler Island Queen at Cincinnati." Let her not blind us to the more modest charms of the Guiding Star. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Writing on the Walk: 1940

The Writing on the Walk: 1940

October 1940. "Michigan, North Dakota." A cryptic message in chalk on the walk. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA. View full size.

 

Daytona Beach: 1908

Daytona Beach: 1908

Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1908. "Bungalows on South Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Whiskeytown: 1900

Whiskeytown: 1900

Walkerville, Ontario, circa 1900. "Avenue of rack warehouses, Hiram Walker & Sons." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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