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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Chester W. Chapin: 1901

Chester W. Chapin: 1901

"Chester W. Chapin, New York Yacht Club steamer, America's Cup races, 1901." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Linda-Susie's Puppies: 1961

Linda-Susie's Puppies: 1961

The driveway of our house on Griffing Drive in Port Arthur, Texas in 1961. I'm in the blue shirt and my brother Jeffrey is wearing shorts and a toy gun holster. The two other boys were obviously brothers, but I can't remember their names.

I can still remember this day, though; how much fun we had with those wiggling puppies. I can't remember why the broken block and brick are there, though!

We nicknamed the dark-brown puppy Columbus because he was always venturing as far as he could before his mom would catch him and bring him back to the puppy box she had in the garage.

Note the old King-Size Coca-Cola carton in the background!

New York Central: 1905

New York Central: 1905

Syracuse, New York, circa 1905. "New York Central R.R. depot." Locomotive sharing the spotlight with an electric brougham. View full size.

 

Message From Mars: 1913

Message From Mars: 1913

Marquette, Michigan, circa 1913. "Washington Street, showing opera house." Now playing at the picture show: "Message From Mars" and "Flaming Arrrow." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

James Beard: 1905

James Beard: 1905

Circa 1905. "Port Huron, Michigan -- Black River." An array of interesting signage in this view. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Central Furnace Works: 1908

Central Furnace Works: 1908

Cleveland circa 1908. "Central Furnace Works." Foundry of the American Steel & Wire Co. on the Cuyahoga River. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Jet-Age Kids: 1958

Jet-Age Kids: 1958

Way back in 1958 the Clark kids were visiting the California Air National Guard Base at Van Nuys. View full size.

 
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