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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE YANGTZE GORGES, c. 1930

New Family: 1960

New Family: 1960

This was taken in East L.A. in 1960. That's my aunt on the left; my grandma, who is pregnant with my dad, in the middle; and Grandpa on the right. View full size.

Chinese Tuxedo: 1901

Chinese Tuxedo: 1901

Circa 1901, continuing our tour of New York. "Doyers Street, Chinatown." A wholesome neighborhood where milk can be purchased "by the glass." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Seeing New York: 1904

Seeing New York: 1904

Circa 1904. "Seeing New York." Electric omnibuses at the Flatiron Building. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Williamsburg Bridge: 1902

Williamsburg Bridge: 1902

New York circa 1902. "New East River bridge from Brooklyn." The Williamsburg Bridge under construction. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Gotham Hotel: 1905

Gotham Hotel: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Gotham and St. Regis hotels." Looking south along Fifth Avenue at East 56th Street. On the right, the Gotham rising behind Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Dead Ox Flat: 1939

Dead Ox Flat: 1939

October 1939. "Mr. and Mrs. Wardlaw at entrance to their dugout basement home. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Cafe Kelly: 1936

Cafe Kelly: 1936

March 1936. Edwards, Mississippi. "Main street storefronts." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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