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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • FOR LIBERTY'S SAKE, 1917

Stop Light: 1950s

Stop Light: 1950s

Ford meets lamppost in West Los Angeles on San Vicente Boulevard in the 1950s. Obviously a hard-hat area. View full size.

Shirley Plantation: 1932

Shirley Plantation: 1932

1932. "Shirley, Charles City County, Virginia. House dates from circa 1650. In 1660 granted to Col. Edward Hill, member of the House of Burgesses. In 1723 thru marriage of the eldest daughter to John Carter, it passed to Carter where it still is." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Hanging Together: 1865

Hanging Together: 1865

July 7, 1865. "Washington, D.C. Hanging hooded bodies of the four conspirators; crowd departing." Lincoln assassination conspirators Mary Surratt, Lewis Payne, David Herold and George Atzerodt shortly after their execution at Fort McNair. Wet plate glass negative by Alexander Gardner. View full size.

 

Conspirator: 1865

Conspirator: 1865

April 1865. "Washington Navy Yard, David E. Herold, Lincoln assassination conspirator." This 22-year-old accomplice of John Wilkes Booth was executed by hanging on July 7, 1865. Glass negative by Alexander Gardner. View full size.

 

Reunion: 1862

Reunion: 1862

Prince William County, Virginia. "Along Bull Run near Sudley Church. March 1862." Each of the dozen or so sticks lined up in front of the boys marks a grave. Wet plate glass negative by George N. Barnard. View full size.

 

Night Shift: 1911

Night Shift: 1911

June 1911. Alexandria, Virginia. "Old Dominion Glass Co. A few of the young boys working on the night shift at the Alexandria glass factory. Negroes work side by side with the white workers." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Cardiff-by-the-Sea: 1960

Cardiff-by-the-Sea: 1960

The man who looks like he's ready to hunt a giant shark is Bob Beach. Behind him is Bob's son, Rob, and next to Rob is his grandma. Taken on Crest Drive in Cardiff, California, June 1960. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size

 
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