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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

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.

 

The Launch: 1912

The Launch: 1912

November 9, 1912. Wyandotte, Michigan. "Steamer Seeandbee, the launch." Thrilling denouement of the scene glimpsed earlier here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western: 1900

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western: 1900

Scranton, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. "Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad yards." Panorama of two 8x10 inch glass negatives. We've seen the left half of this view before; the right side, with someone's laundry billowing bravely amid the the soot, is new. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ocean Spray: 1905

Ocean Spray: 1905

Asbury Park, New Jersey, circa 1905. "A windy day on the pier." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Kittatinny House: 1905

Kittatinny House: 1905

Circa 1905. "Kittatinny House, Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ruffles and Flourishes: 1906

Ruffles and Flourishes: 1906

New York, 1906. "The Gerson sisters in costume for the Crinoline Ball." Our third from this series of photographs by Gertrude Käsebier. View full size.

 

Meat Market: 1943

Meat Market: 1943

January 1943. "New York. Italian meat stall in the First Avenue market at Tenth Street." Medium-format safety negative by Marjory Collins. View full size.

 
 
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