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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Dark Shadows: 1936

Dark Shadows: 1936

Greene County, Georgia, circa 1936. "Ruined house, Penfield vicinity." A close-up of the decaying manse seen earlier here. Tendril by creeping tendril, the vines stake their claim. 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Aiken's Landing: 1864

Aiken's Landing: 1864

November 1864. Aiken's Landing, Virginia. "Army of the James. Convalescent colored troops at Aiken's Landing. A.M. Aiken's house at right." View full size.

 

Grayhouse: 1910

Grayhouse: 1910

Pittsburgh circa 1910. "Phipps Conservatory, Schenley Park." Awaiting the touch of the colorist's brush. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Busy Corner: 1906

The Busy Corner: 1906

Detroit circa 1906. "Griswold Street at Fort." The comings and goings of a century ago, cross-sectioned and flash-frozen. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Sagamore Mill Boys: 1911

Sagamore Mill Boys: 1911

August 1911. Fall River, Mass. "Group containing the following boys who work in the Sagamore Manufacturing Co. Manuel Correira, 144 Cove Street, works in spinning room on top floor. Said, 'I only help mother.' He was apparently 13 or 14. Manuel Oliver, George Street, works in card room. Seems surely only 12 years old. Manuel Benevirdes, 30 Otto Street, works on top floor. Manuel Rage, 51 George Street, works in spinning room on fourth floor. John Oliver, 93 Slater Street, works in spinning room on third floor. Joseph Ariuda, 23 Shorr Street, works in spinning room on third floor." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Circle in the Square: 1908

Circle in the Square: 1908

Buffalo, New York, circa 1908. "McKinley Monument, Niagara Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Knotty Gobs: 1899

Knotty Gobs: 1899

July 3, 1899. "U.S.S. New York, apprentice boat crew, anniversary of Battle of Santiago." Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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