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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Topside: 1912

Topside: 1912

Circa 1912. "Steamer City of Detroit III, hurricane deck." Note the partly submerged wreck at left. The D-III was one of the largest sidewheelers on the Great Lakes. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Sal's Italian Groceries: 1936

Sal's Italian Groceries: 1936

December 1936. "Scene from the Bronx tenement district from which many of the New Jersey homesteaders have come." Another example of the ostensibly onerous conditions from which the Resettlement Administration offered an escape. Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Play Street: 1936

Play Street: 1936

June 1936. "Background photo for Hightstown project. Play street for children. Sixth Street and Avenue C, New York City. The Solomon family who are to be resettled at Hightstown, New Jersey, live in this neighborhood. This Resettlement Administration project includes 250 homes, 414 acres of farmland, a modern factory, utilities including water system, recreation area and lake. Each family will have a modern home and an opportunity to work in a cooperative factory. Also a small plot of land for raising garden vegetables." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Skillet Dinner: 1942

Skillet Dinner: 1942

March 1942. "Jewel Mazique cooking dinner after a hard day's work in the Library of Congress." Helping to lay the groundwork for Shorpy, perhaps. Large-format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Ve Begin Mit Poland: 1938

Ve Begin Mit Poland: 1938

Washington, D.C., 1938. "Dieter Tannenberg, son of the First Secretary of the German Embassy and Frau Tannenberg." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Jamaica Avenue El: 1944

Jamaica Avenue El: 1944

Nov. 5, 1944. "Jamaica Avenue, Queens, New York. Carl A. Vollmer, City Planning Commission, clients." The intersection with 165th Street. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Cheese Midgets: 1942

Cheese Midgets: 1942

May 1942. "Greenbelt, Maryland. Federal housing project. Shopping in the cooperative grocery store." Do we have enough cookies? Medium-format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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