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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

National Peanut: 1947

National Peanut: 1947

New York circa 1947. "National Peanut Corp. store on Broadway -- Mr. Peanut sign and Embassy Newsreel Theatre." 4x5 negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

Camp Cuddles: 1925

Camp Cuddles: 1925

San Francisco circa 1925. "Swimsuit girls camping in dealer window with Willys-Knight auto." Say hello to Kay and Nina, who, in addition to camping and swimming, seem to enjoy golf. 8x10 film negative. View full size.

 

The Fight: 1913

The Fight: 1913

New York, 1913. "Quality Shop and Hudson Theatre." Where the audience for Bayard Veiller's drama The Fight included a grand jury probing charges that the play was "indecent and a public nuisance." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Sawdust Memories: 1939

Sawdust Memories: 1939

October 1939. "One of 36 members of the Ola self-help sawmill cooperative. Sawmill started with an FSA loan. Gem County, Idaho." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hilltop House: 1960

Hilltop House: 1960

October 1960. Apple Valley, California. "Hilltop House. Newton T. Bass residence, living room. Francisco Artigas, architect." Besides the view, the focal point of this room seems to be a conference table colliding with an iceberg. From photos by Maynard L. Parker for Pictorial California and House Beautiful ("Look What's Happening to Showers!"). Source: Huntington Library. View full size.

Diana Eight: 1926

Diana Eight: 1926

San Francisco, 1926. "Diana 8 at Civic Center." The short-lived Diana, a car for the ladies and one the more obscure entries in the Shorpy Pantheon of Forgotten Phaetons. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

U. Hall: 1900

U. Hall: 1900

Circa 1900. "University Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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