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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BRITISH COLUMBIA, c. 1947

Hopalong Bunny: 1957

Hopalong Bunny: 1957

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1957. "Boys with Cowboy Easter Bunny." 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

Eggstravaganza: 1972

Eggstravaganza: 1972

My niece and nephews were coming down for an Easter egg hunt, so that gave my brother, his wife and me an excuse to color some eggs for the first time since our own childhood. I made a caricature of my brother, another that was supposed to look like the Western Hemisphere, and at the bottom center in a sort of holiday mashup, an homage to one of our favorite vintage Christmas tree ornaments. The brown ones were made via the traditional onion skin method and some forgotten arcane process produced the blue-and-white mottled jobs. Paste-on printed features from an egg-dyeing kit are on two, and two more are named for their creators. All posed against the lawn at the family home in Idyllic Larkspur™, California and immortalized by me with this Polaroid snapshot. View full size.

Philly Buick: 1943

Philly Buick: 1943

June 1943. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miss Natalie O'Donald, attendant at the Atlantic Refining Company garages." A Gibson Girl in coveralls. Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Color Field: 1943

Color Field: 1943

March 1943. "A Southern Pacific freight passing Vaughn, New Mexico. The Santa Fe R.R. crosses the Southern Pacific R.R. at Vaughn." 4x3 inch Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Ahoy, Matey: 1921

Ahoy, Matey: 1921

"Jordan touring car at San Francisco piers, 1921." The S.S. Ventura at dock. 8x6 inch glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

The Committee: 1920

The Committee: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Red Cross group, Government Hotels." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

All Wrighty: 1939

All Wrighty: 1939

        Which way to the Cinnabon?

Oct. 2, 1939. Continuing our theme of housing: "Wingspread -- Herbert F. Johnson Jr. residence in Racine, Wisconsin. Living room interior. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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