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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

Tuf Nut: 1940

Tuf Nut: 1940

July 1940. "Arkansas farmer now picking fruit in Berrien County, Michigan." Wearing Tuf-Nut overalls. Photo by John Vachon for the FSA. View full size.

 

A Sign: 1941

A Sign: 1941

October 1941. Chillicothe, Ohio. "Jewelers sign." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Michigan Avenue: 1941

Michigan Avenue: 1941

Chicago, July 1941. "Stop light, Michigan Avenue." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner: 1924

Thanksgiving Dinner: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Park View Citizens Association store." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mailroom Girls: 1924

Mailroom Girls: 1924

May 20, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Veterans Bureau." Some alumnae here of the Olive Oyl Secretarial School. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

A Ride on the Boardwalk: 1907

A Ride on the Boardwalk: 1907

The Jersey Shore circa 1907. "Haddon Hall and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Luncheonette: 1950

Luncheonette: 1950

Early 1950s lunch counter somewhere in northern New Jersey that sold candy, cigars, small gifts and toys. View full size.

 
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