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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Landing Nemo: 1900

Landing Nemo: 1900

Florida circa 1900. "A landing on the Tomoka." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Uneeda Baby: 1937

Uneeda Baby: 1937

New Orleans circa 1937. "Dumaine Street at Bourbon." Momma's balcony scene. 8x10 inch safety negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Balmer's Baths: 1908

Balmer's Baths: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Balmer's bathing beach, Coney Island." Beer, peanuts, surf and sand! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Jersey Shore: The Prequel

Ken put together this amazing Atlantic City video from stills and vintage movie footage. For maximum impact, view it in Full-Screen mode at 1080p resolution (click "Play," select 1080p, then click the icon, or else the picture will be fuzzy and small). More videos are in the works, and maybe even a DVD or two. Enjoy!

Duquesne Incline: 1900

Duquesne Incline: 1900

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1900-1910. "Duquesne Incline Railway." Mount Washington and the Ohio River feature in this view, which includes the Point Bridge, a paint and varnish factory, a riverboat and the Graham Nut Company. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Tickler: 1909

The Tickler: 1909

Cincinnati circa 1909. "Chester Park -- the Tickler." Now "not as rough." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Radio Factory: 1928

Radio Factory: 1928

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1928 or 1929. "Atwater Kent radio factory." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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