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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

St. James Hotel: 1910

St. James Hotel: 1910

Circa 1910. "St. James Hotel -- Utica, New York." Continuing our tour of the Handshake City. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Erie Canal: 1910

Erie Canal: 1910

Utica, New York, circa 1910. "Erie Canal at Utica." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Utility Boy: 1913

Utility Boy: 1913

November 1913. Orange, Texas. "General Utility Boy at Lutcher & Moore Lumber. 'I'm 14 years old; been here one year. Get $1 a day.' He runs errands and helps around. I saw him pushing some of these empty cars. Exposed to the weather and some danger. In the sawmill and planing mill I saw several boys who might be under 15." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Ledger B: 1902

Ledger B: 1902

1902. "Cashier cage -- Richmond & Backus Co., Detroit." Another peek behind the scenes at this printing and bindery business. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Patent Office: 1924

The Patent Office: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "U.S. Patent Office." Now the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Tractor Pull: 1925

Tractor Pull: 1925

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- stump pulling." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sunday Best: 1936

Sunday Best: 1936

July 1936. "Mississippi Delta. Negro woman carrying her shoes home from church." Last seen here. Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 
 
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