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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Fiesta Class: 1930s

Fiesta Class: 1930s

I'm going to say this is the 1930s as this negative was rather large (the large ones typically being older). It's also probably San Diego. This picture goes along the same lines as a previous one I've posted. View full size

Bridges of Pittsburgh: 1905

Bridges of Pittsburgh: 1905

Circa 1905. "Pittsburgh from Mount Washington -- Monongahela River with Smithfield Street Bridge and Pan Handle Bridge." Panorama made from two 8x10 inch dry plate glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

PGH: 1905

PGH: 1905

1905. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Mount Washington." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cineplex: 1918

Cineplex: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Crandall's Apollo." Featured photoplays include "The Turn of the Wheel" with Geraldine Farrar and "The Marriage Ring" with Enid Bennett. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Oak Hill: 1919

Oak Hill: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown." Who can supply us with a current photo from the same vantage point? View full size.

 

Times Square: 1943

Times Square: 1943

This is my first attempt to colorize an old photo (Times Square, photographed by John Vachon in 1943). I researched some of the signs in their original colors so I could be as close as possible in the photo. Such is the case with the "Saludos Amigos" poster and the Schaefer beer sign. View full size.

Made by Maul: 1913

Made by Maul: 1913

Detroit circa 1913. "Maul stone yard." Plus: a cigar factory, coal car and "dignified credit." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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