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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

The Gas Menagerie: 1956

The Gas Menagerie: 1956

Elvis Presley in 1956 at home in Memphis with his three-wheeled Messerschmitt "bubble car" and Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and grandfather Jessie Presley. Photo by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Buffalo Pup: 1900

Buffalo Pup: 1900

Circa 1900. "U.S.S. Buffalo, ship's company." A certain amount of mugging for the camera here, as well as various props and a canine mascot. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Union Trust: 1900

Union Trust: 1900

1900. "Union Trust Building, Detroit." Romanesque Revival wedding cake at Griswold and Congress that went up in 1896, came down in 1956. View full size.

 

Ask the Man Who Owns One: 1942

Ask the Man Who Owns One: 1942

Washington, D.C. "At 7 a.m. on June 21, 1942, the day before stricter gas rationing was enforced, cars were pouring into this gas station on upper Wisconsin Avenue." If they still made cars that looked like this Packard, we'd run right out and buy one. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Americana Hotel: 1962

Americana Hotel: 1962

Oct. 1, 1962. "Americana Hotel, 52nd Street and Seventh Avenue, New York City. Entrance section from left. Loew's Hotels, client. Morris Lapidus, Harle & Liebman, architects." We saw the coffee shop a few weeks ago. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Willingham Doffers: 1909

Willingham Doffers: 1909

January 1909. "Doffers in Willingham Cotton Mill, Macon, Georgia. The three boys in front row have been in mill work for 4, 5 and 6 years respectively." Photo by Lewis Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

Ear Buds: 1924

Ear Buds: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Radio at Garfield Hospital." Someday, fellows, they'll make a telegraph you can carry around in your pocket! View full size.

 
 
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