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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

Cattleman's Bar: 1938

Cattleman's Bar: 1938

November 1938. "Saloon in stockyards district. South Omaha, Nebraska." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Down Woodward: 1900

Down Woodward: 1900

Detroit circa 1900. "Down Woodward Avenue from Peterboro Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Yates: 1905

The Yates: 1905

1905. "Yates Hotel, Syracuse, N.Y." Opened in 1892 and demolished in 1971, "the most elegant hotel outside Manhattan" is now a parking lot. View full size.

 

Industrial Cataract: 1905

Industrial Cataract: 1905

Circa 1905. "Upper Genesee Falls, Rochester, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Traveler's Rest: 1938

Traveler's Rest: 1938

1938. "Traveller's Rest, Louisburg vicinity, Franklin County, North Carolina. Farm of A.T. Wilson; a roadside guest house." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Navajo Riders: 1904

Navajo Riders: 1904

        "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view."

-- Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

1904. "Navajo riders in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona." Gelatin silver print by the ethnologist Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952). View full size.

 

Go With the Flow: 1906

Go With the Flow: 1906

Harbor Springs, Michigan, circa 1906. "A flowing well in Wequetonsing." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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