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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • GIFT IDEA: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

Junior Driver: 1949

Junior Driver: 1949

A Schwinn bike and its garage-mates circa 1949, from a set of 35mm Kodachromes I acquired in northern New Jersey. View full size.

A Pair of Sneakers: 1936

A Pair of Sneakers: 1936

April 1936. "Sneaking under the circus tent. Roswell, New Mexico." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Call Me Bossy: 1936

Call Me Bossy: 1936

April 1936. "Ropesville Farms, Texas. United States Resettlement Administration rural rehabilitation project." Moooo. Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Christmas Loot: 1951

Christmas Loot: 1951

"Xmas 1951." Christmas Past, and Christmas presents. Our 12th slide from this batch of 35mm Kodachromes found on eBay. Most of them seem to have been taken in or near Pinconning, Michigan. View full size.

Cafe Ginza: 1941

Cafe Ginza: 1941

San Francisco on Dec. 8, 1941. "Japanese restaurant, Monday morning after the attack on Pearl Harbor." Empires may crumble and Reichs turn to dust, but the Coca-Cola Company endures. Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

Big Ho Santa!

Big Ho Santa!

Based on circa 1950 fruit crate label artwork. (More examples here.) This sassy Santa print is guaranteed to put you in a holiday mood. View full size.

 

War News: 1941

War News: 1941

December 8, 1941. "Corner of Montgomery and Market streets. Monday morning after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor." Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 
 
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