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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Oyster Steamer: 1908

Oyster Steamer: 1908

Hampton, Virginia, circa 1908. "Oyster steamboat Kecoughtan at landing." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Naval Reserves: 1898

Naval Reserves: 1898

1898. "Group on U.S.S. Nahant, New York Naval Reserves." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Mills House No. 1: 1905

Mills House No. 1: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Mills House No. 1, Thompson and Bleecker Sts." Designed as a "hostel for poor gentlemen," the building had 1,560 tiny rooms that rented for 20 cents a night. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Wood Tires: 1921

Wood Tires: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Potomac Garage -- Mr. Frederick S. Lightfoot." The Henry Wood tire and auto accessory emporium on 14th Street N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tasty Tom: 1922

Tasty Tom: 1922

November 1922. Washington, D.C. "White House turkey 'Supreme 3' with unidentified people." Glimpsed here yesterday along with much informative commentary. Happy Thanksgiving from Shorpy! View full size.

 

Exchange Place: 1910

Exchange Place: 1910

Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1910. "Exchange Place." Bring your motor-car. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Turkey Special: 1922

Turkey Special: 1922

November 1922. Washington, D.C. "Truck with White House turkey, 'Supreme 3.'" National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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