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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WHEN WE'RE WRONG, LET'S SAY SO

The Motor City: 1917

The Motor City: 1917

Circa 1917. "Detroit looking southeast along Woodward Avenue from the Whitney Building." Shorpy landmarks here include the Wayne County Building, Hotel Pontchartrain, Ford Building, Dime Bank and Detroit Post Office. View full size.

 

Sky Riders: 1905

Sky Riders: 1905

New York circa 1905. "The elevated." I think the most interesting thing here is the wonderful signage. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Just One More

Just One More

The Kiss. Sometime in the 1950s, likely in Decatur, Illinois. View full size.

Cool Pool: c.1969

Cool Pool: c.1969

From a bunch of old family slides a friend is having me scan. Location isn't specified, but is possibly Florida, like many of the others. I do know the black car is a 1963 Lincoln Continental and the white one an AMC Javelin c.1969. 126 Ektachrome. View full size.

Central Y: 1917

Central Y: 1917

Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1917. "Central Y.M.C.A." And another example of the light bulb arches that were in vogue a century ago. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Pleasure Pavilion: 1910

Pleasure Pavilion: 1910

The Jersey Shore circa 1910. "Steel Pier, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ford Factory: 1916

Ford Factory: 1916

Detroit (Highland Park) circa 1916. "Four o'clock shift, Ford Motor Company." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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