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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT, WWII

Model Tee: 1928

Model Tee: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Essex Super Six sedan at golf course." Topping the Shorpy Leaderboard of Fairway Phaetons. Glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Texas Ten-Step: 1939

Texas Ten-Step: 1939

Mobile, Alabama, 1939. " 'Texas,' ca. 1846 addition to Waring House built by Edmund Dargan, 110 Church Street." (Also seen here.) Note the contraption on the porch. 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

House of Shutters: 1939

House of Shutters: 1939

Mobile, Alabama, 1939. " 'Texas,' ca. 1846 addition to Waring House built by Edmund Dargan." 110 Church Street, home to one Will N. Kepler; also note the window-screen profession of love. 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. View full size.

 

Diesel Damsels: 1955

Diesel Damsels: 1955

Caterpillar and butterflies on parade circa 1955 courtesy of the Fabick Tractor Co., in this Kodachrome slide found at a local flea market. View full size.

A Short Fuse: 1906

A Short Fuse: 1906

"Independence Day, 1906. F.A. Loumis, copyright claimant. Little boy holding three large firecrackers and flag." Let's be careful out there! View full size.

 

Career Track: 1943

Career Track: 1943

February 1943. "Women in essential services. Women railroad workers take over the care and maintenance of freight and passenger trains in the Southern Pacific Company yards at San Francisco, California." Medium-format negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Experiment: 1942

The Experiment: 1942

October 1942. "Colorado School of Mines at Golden. Chemical prospecting for oil becomes more important as the war goes on and the demand for oil increases. Petroleum engineers call chemical prospecting the first scientific approach to the detection of oil in the earth. The big glass condensers, with which these engineering students are working with a professor of geophysics, are used in a soil analysis test. The percentage of wax left as residue at the end of the experiment indicates the nearness of petroleum to the site from which the soil sample was taken." Photo by Andreas Feininger, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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