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

Breake Farm: 1936

Breake Farm: 1936

Nash County, North Carolina, 1936. "Breake Farm, Taylor's Crossroads." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

A Little Game: 1897

A Little Game: 1897

Circa 1897 aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn. "Evening amusements. A little game." 8x10 glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

The Jersey Shore circa 1907. "Hotel Chalfonte and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." The 10-story Chalfonte was A.C.'s first "skyscraper" resort. View full size.

 

Old Soldiers: 1913

Old Soldiers: 1913

July 1913. "Gettysburg reunion: Veterans of the G.A.R. and of the Confederacy, at the Encampment." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Corner Store: 1921

Corner Store: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store, 7th and K." Seen here just a few days ago, as well as here and here and here. One-stop shopping for all your truss and hot-water-bottle needs. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Fountain Supplies: 1920

Fountain Supplies: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "A.E. Beitzell & Co. -- Autocar truck." Pneumatic up front, solid rubber in the back. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Machine Car: 1905

Machine Car: 1905

Circa 1905. "Machine car" is all it says on the jacket. It's a Howe. Can it do laundry? 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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