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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Touch-Up: 1920

Touch-Up: 1920

The baritone John Charles Thomas, last glimpsed here, showing his non-musical side. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

New York, New York: 1901

New York, New York: 1901

Circa 1901. "Cluster of skyscrapers, New York, New York." Who'll be first to name the street? 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Siege of Petersburg: 1865

The Siege of Petersburg: 1865

April 3, 1865. Petersburg, Virginia. "Dead Confederate soldiers in trench beyond a section of chevaux-de-frise." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Ensconced: 1925

Ensconced: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Miss Katherine Kellond." A sofa-size portrait. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tires Half Off: 1920

Tires Half Off: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Amalgamated Tire stores, front." Our second glimpse of this fine establishment. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Riding the Rails: 1901

Riding the Rails: 1901

Circa 1901. "On the Lackawanna near Scranton, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Beatrice Kyle: 1924

Beatrice Kyle: 1924

"Beatrice Kyle, in high diving outfit, between acts at the Society Circus at Fort Myer, Virginia, for the benefit of the Army Relief Fund, April 25, 1924." In what looks like a marketing tie-in for carny food and old fire engines. View full size.

 
 
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