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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Scenic Petoskey: 1908

Scenic Petoskey: 1908

Circa 1908. "R.R. station at Petoskey, Michigan." Not just a city, Petoskey is also the official state stone. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Ass Baskets: 1906

Ass Baskets: 1906

Petoskey, Michigan, circa 1906. "The midway." As the precious days of one's sojourn in Petoskey dwindle to their final hours, keep the magic alive with a unique souvenir. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Wurlitzer: 1910

Wurlitzer: 1910

Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1910. "Fourth Street east from Race Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cataract: 1905

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Cataract: 1905

Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota, circa 1905. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Calumet Continued: 1905

Calumet Continued: 1905

Calumet, Michigan, circa 1905. "The heart of the copper country." Note the "Railroad Crossing" sign over the street near the cow. This continues the righthand side of the previous post, made up of four 8x10 glass plates. In all, there are seven parts to this series. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Heart of Copper Country: 1905

The Heart of Copper Country: 1905

Calumet, Michigan, circa 1905. "The heart of the copper country." Panorama made from four 8x10 glass negatives. This doesn't look like much until you click View full size, whence you are transported into a wondrous cuprous panorama.

 

Stair Hair Stare: 1972

Stair Hair Stare: 1972

My sister-in-law in the living room of my folks' Larkspur, California home. The stairs lead up to the bedrooms on the second floor, in one of which I was still domiciled, hence the freshly laundered pair of pants my mother has conveniently placed for my retrieval. My Ektachrome slide. View full size.

 
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