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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Bringing Up Baby: 1938

Bringing Up Baby: 1938

September 1938. Chaplin, West Virginia. "Miner who has worked in mines since he was 14 and has tried to save money and have a better home, with his wife, suffering from bad bronchial condition and asthma." Plus Junior underfoot. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Family Sapling: 1907

Family Sapling: 1907

"Shands, A.R. (between August 1905 and January 1909)." The offspring of Wash­ington, D.C., physician Aurelius Rives Shands; little Agnes was last seen to better effect here. 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 

Temple of Thrift: 1916

Temple of Thrift: 1916

May 6, 1916. "Dime Savings Bank lobby, Detroit, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tread Whitely: 1920

Tread Whitely: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Mid-Washington Service Co., 14th Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

High-Class Vaudeville: 1915

High-Class Vaudeville: 1915

June 1915. Washington, D.C. "Fifteenth Street north from G Street N.W." Starring the Keith's Theater building, whose corner bar is now the address of the Old Ebbitt Grill. 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

G at Fifteenth: 1915

G at Fifteenth: 1915

Washington, D.C, circa 1915. "G Street N.W. east from Fifteenth at Treasury Dept." At right, the Keith-Albee theater building, current location of the Old Ebbitt Grill. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Palmetto Shade: 1865

Palmetto Shade: 1865

April 1865. Charleston, South Carolina. "Post Office (old Exchange and Custom House), East Bay Street, showing the only Palmetto tree there is in the city." Wet plate negative by George Barnard, from photographs of the Federal Navy and sea­borne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy. View full size.

 
 
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