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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

Elks Lodge: 1906

Elks Lodge: 1906

Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1906. "Elks Club." Welcome to B.P.O.E. 26. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Postcards Aplenty: 1910

Postcards Aplenty: 1910

Circa 1910. "Cincinnati Arcade. James K. Stewart's post card shop." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pride of Pet: 1915

Pride of Pet: 1915

Washington, D.C., 1915. "Dog show." The happy couple, looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cleared for Takeoff: 1911

Cleared for Takeoff: 1911

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1911. "Flights and tests of Rex Smith plane flown by Antony Jannus." Aviation 100 years ago, and another look at the biplane seen here and here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Off the Wall: 1975

Off the Wall: 1975

For fans of my sister-in-law, here she is in San Francisco in 1975. I know what you're thinking: Haight-Ashbury, but it isn't. I shot this on 35mm Kodak Vericolor. View full size.

Ready to Roll: 1919

Ready to Roll: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Red Cross ambulances at Washington Monument." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pit Stop: 1940

Pit Stop: 1940

July 1940. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. "Cherry pickers. Auto of migrant fruit worker at gas station." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 
 
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