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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Personal Transportation: 1921

Personal Transportation: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Brodt horse." A fine-looking rig, ready for courting or calling. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Plaid Dad: 1952

Plaid Dad: 1952

1952. Our young man is back with Father, making his Internet debut in front of the lens, and the Key Lime Plymouth. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Catalina Interlude: 1910

Catalina Interlude: 1910

Catalina Island, California, circa 1910. "Avalon Bay Aquarium wharf and beach." 5x7 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Government Street: 1906

Government Street: 1906

Mobile, Alabama, circa 1906. "Government Street." Wrought iron and spectral pedestrians. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

BRB LOL: 1940

BRB LOL: 1940

June 1940. Washington, D.C. "Direct postal telegraph wire at a truck service station on U.S. 1 (New York Avenue)." So the place was something of an Internet cafe, without the lattes or wifi. 35mm negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Thirteen Ball: 1918

Thirteen Ball: 1918

Washington, D.C., 1918. "Liberty Hut, Y.M.C.A." (W.W.H.D.?) Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Blue Plate Special: 1940

Blue Plate Special: 1940

June 1940. Washington, D.C. "In the cafe at a truck drivers' service station on U.S. 1." The truck stop menu starring "Blue Plate Lunch," with cameos by Dr. Pepper and Cold Liver Loaf. 35mm negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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