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

Hung Out to Dry: 1939

Hung Out to Dry: 1939

April 1939. "Jersey City and Manhattan skyline." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Jersey City: 1939

Jersey City: 1939

April 1939. "Jersey City, New Jersey." A trackside tableau. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Savannah Electric: 1905

Savannah Electric: 1905

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1905. "Broughton Street, looking east." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Coliseum Garden: 1907

Coliseum Garden: 1907

Chicago circa 1907. "The Coliseum, 15th & Wabash Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Hans Behm, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Jackknife Bridge: 1907

Jackknife Bridge: 1907

Chicago circa 1907. "Jack-Knife Bridge, Chicago River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Hans Behm, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Seeing Chicago: 1908

Seeing Chicago: 1908

Circa 1908. "Seeing Chicago, auto at Monroe near State." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Hans Behm, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Danger Zone: 1938

Danger Zone: 1938

November 1938. "Danger Zone, Omaha." Another of John Vachon's postcards from Nebraska, which before becoming the Cornhusker State was Quirky Signage Capital of the Midwest. The message conveyed here is probably not exactly what Hoffmann Mortuary had in mind. 35mm nitrate negative. View full size.

 
 
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