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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

October Magazines: 1905

October Magazines: 1905

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1905. "Post Office on St. Clair Street." 6½ x 8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Full Service: 1940

Full Service: 1940

May 1940. "Wiping off windshield at service station in Cairo, Illinois." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Nickel Inn: 1938

Nickel Inn: 1938

August 1938. "Quick lunch stand in Plain City, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Pop Start: 1925

Pop Start: 1925

Circa 1925. "Whistle Bottling Works." A peek behind the scenes at the Washington, D.C., bottling plant for Whistle orange soda. View full size.

 

Foot of the Market: 1920

Foot of the Market: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "John D. Hayes" is the caption here, perhaps indicating a connection to the Fanny Farmer chain of candy stores. Economics majors have probably heard of Adam Smith's "invisible hand" of the market; here we see evidence of its phantom foot. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Student Body: 1925

Student Body: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Homeopathic Hospital." And the leg bone's connected to the knee bone ... National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

L. Logan, Boilermaker: 1942

L. Logan, Boilermaker: 1942

December 1942. Melrose Park, Ill. "L. Logan, of West Chicago, boilermaker at the Proviso Yard roundhouse, Chicago & North Western R.R." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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