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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Local Color: 1950s

Local Color: 1950s

Here we see Mr. Lange on the right in San Diego, probably near Cardiff. tterrace says, "Plymouth station wagon, somewhere between 1949-1952 model. Fabulous two-tone paint combo." 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Cascade: 1941

Cascade: 1941

June 1941. "Parker Dam power project. View from California side into Arizona." Gelatin silver print by Ben Glaha, Bureau of Reclamation. View full size.

 

Pie Eaters: 1921

Pie Eaters: 1921

July 31, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Pie eating contest at Tidal Basin bathing beach." In the back row: the blurry but unmistakable facial contours of Iola Swinnerton. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Old Ball Game: 1942

The Old Ball Game: 1942

August 1942. Detroit, Michigan. "Kids at ballgame, Briggs Stadium." Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Stop Bryan-Kern: 1908

Stop Bryan-Kern: 1908

Niagara Falls, New York, in 1908. "Niagara Street." Presided over by a banner advertising the Democratic presidential ticket of William Jennings Bryan and John Kern. Or advising against them if you take the streetcar sign into account. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cozy Inn: 1908

Cozy Inn: 1908

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1908. "St. George Street." Where ice cream cones and gun-trunk-umbrella-sewing machine repairs are just a few steps apart. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Grand Hotel: 1908

Grand Hotel: 1908

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1908. "Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel." All this needs is some icing and a bride and groom on top. View full size.

 
 
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