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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE BOCK BEER MAID, 1886

The Oceanside: 1910

The Oceanside: 1910

Magnolia, Massachusetts, circa 1910. "Entrance to the Oceanside." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Planters: 1941

The Planters: 1941

March 1941. "Planting corn on a plantation near Moncks Corner, South Carolina." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the FSA. View full size.

 

M-Squad: 1925

M-Squad: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Montrose tennis team." The Eight Racqueteers. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Rear Window: 1935

Rear Window: 1935

September 1935. Washington, D.C. "Negro back yards near Capitol." A back alley view of some F Street tenements that are an interesting mix of appalling and appealing. 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans. View full size.

 

This Way to Kloskys: 1910

This Way to Kloskys: 1910

Mobile, Alabama, circa 1910. "Royal Street looking north." Points of interest include a lineman up a pole and the fickle finger of retail. View full size.

 

Christmas Corner: 1921

Christmas Corner: 1921

Washington, D.C., in 1921. "Parker Bridget & Co., Ninth Street and Market Space." A nighttime view of the festive six-Santa Christmas display previously seen here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Place in the Sun: 1939

A Place in the Sun: 1939

Another shot of someone who may or may not be Penny Vachon, perusing the February 1939 issue of Fortune. Photo by John Vachon. View full size.

 
 
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