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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

The Betz: 1900

The Betz: 1900

Philadelphia circa 1900. "Betz Building, Broad and South Penn Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Professor Turtle: 1925

Professor Turtle: 1925

September 4, 1925. "Prof. Chas. W. Gilmore, Smithsonian curator, with fossil turtle." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Old-Timer: 1937

Old-Timer: 1937

April 1937. "Old man on the street in Shawneetown, Illinois." Cornering the market. Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Buttermilk Junction: 1937

Buttermilk Junction: 1937

April 1937. "Buttermilk Junction, Martin County, Indiana." Fill 'er up with Ethyl and Acidophilus. Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Cedargrove Sluggers: 1939

Cedargrove Sluggers: 1939

1939. "Fourth of July near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Rural filling stations become community centers and general loafing grounds. The men in the baseball suits are on a local team which will play a game nearby. They are called the Cedargrove Team." Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Electric Shoe Shop: 1939

Electric Shoe Shop: 1939

July 1939. "Street encounter on a Saturday afternoon. Pittsboro, North Carolina." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Lane Mill: 1913

Lane Mill: 1913

November 1913. New Orleans, Louisiana. "Group of workers in Lane Cotton Mill showing the youngest workers and typical of conditions in New Orleans. Violations of the law are rare." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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