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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Sunset Lodge: 1918

Sunset Lodge: 1918

The Pacific Northwest in 1918. "Kissel Military Highway Scout Kar at Sunset Lodge." Our first look at what seems to have been a Kissel Kar promotion tied to the war effort. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

I Gave My Eyes: 1932

I Gave My Eyes: 1932

"World War veteran, Bonus Expeditionary Force." Scene from the "Bonus March" on Washington, when thousands of veterans converged on the capital in 1932 to demand cash redemption of their WWI service certificates, a bonus that wasn't supposed to be paid until 1945. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Angler-Saxon: 1921

Angler-Saxon: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "Saxon auto and fishing boats." Another automotive brand not long for this earth. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Canary Soup: 1914

Canary Soup: 1914

1914. "Cat wearing apron, stirring pot on miniature stove." As seen on the classic cooking show Kitten Kitchen. Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Vertigo: 1935

Vertigo: 1935

1935. Washington, D.C. "View looking down from U.S. Capitol dome, West Front." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

One Fine Day: 1951

One Fine Day: 1951

"Grace, Sally & Hubert -- 18 Sept 1951." The latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes finds the Tuttles out enjoying a fine sunny day. View full size.

Secretary of War: 1897

Secretary of War: 1897

January 1897. "U.S.S. Brooklyn, First Sergeant, Marine Corps." Our second look at this battleship's typewriters. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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