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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Oldsmobile Home: 1950s

Oldsmobile Home: 1950s

I don't know much about the photo other than it was taken in Holland, Michigan, at my great-grandpa's business where they made and installed cement septic tanks. You can see some toward the right of the photo. The car is a 1957 Oldsmobile. Also note the boat in the building. 35mm color slide. View full size.

The W: 1907

The W: 1907

Circa 1907. "The 'W' --- Walden's Ridge, Tennessee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

U.S.S. Kentucky: 1900

U.S.S. Kentucky: 1900

Circa 1900. "U.S.S. Kentucky -- quarter deck and after gun turrets." 8x10 inch glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bloomer Girl: 1918

Bloomer Girl: 1918

"H. Kaczmarek, woman baseball player." Her teammates included Belle North and Regina Gross. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

City Hall: 1906

City Hall: 1906

Circa 1906. "City Hall, Louisville, Kentucky." Continuing our survey of public buildings in the Derby City. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

International Newsreel: 1924

International Newsreel: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Van Tine & Johnson." Harry Van Tine and Joe Johnson in a photographic survey of Washington-area lensmen. View full size.

 

Be It Ever So Humble: 1938

Be It Ever So Humble: 1938

November 1938. "Shack of day laborer who works in sugarcane fields near New Iberia. He comes from a parish in northern Louisiana." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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