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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Her First Kissel: 1922

Her First Kissel: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Kissel Tourster at Golden Gate Park." The driver evidently an understudy for Isadora Duncan. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Senior Prom: 1955

Senior Prom: 1955

My brother's Marin Catholic High School classmates all decked out for their 1955 Senior Prom. He took this Ektachrome slide in the Larkspur, California, home of the girl on the right. 1950s accouterments include a table model TV set, spectacular lamp shade and those interesting light bulbs, a variety we also had in our own home a couple blocks away. View full size.

Executive Patio: 1953

Executive Patio: 1953

October 12, 1953. "Becton Dickinson & Co., East Rutherford, New Jersey. Interior from entrance to rear reception room. Fellheimer & Wagner, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Expansion Club: 1904

Expansion Club: 1904

Indianapolis circa 1904. "Columbia Club on Monument Circle." Built out to the lot line. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Fourth From Race: 1900

Fourth From Race: 1900

Cincinnati circa 1900. "Fourth Street looking east from Race." Compare and contrast with this view from a decade later. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Bricks, Mortar, Money: 1900

Bricks, Mortar, Money: 1900

Cincinnati circa 1900. "Lafayette and Franklin Banks and Masonic Temple, Third Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

A Clean Sweep: 1922

A Clean Sweep: 1922

August 10, 1922. " 'Jumbino,' the favorite elephant at the National Zoo, has his daily bath and scrubbing. Keeper Charlie Louis getting in the preliminaries with his wire broom before using the hose." 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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