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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Richmond Panorama: 1912

Richmond Panorama: 1912

The Old Dominion circa 1912. "Richmond, Virginia, panorama." Made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Broadway-Hollywood: 1942

The Broadway-Hollywood: 1942

April 1942. "Hollywood, California. Girl on the street." Note the aspirational hat. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Cocktails & Cokes: 1957

Cocktails & Cokes: 1957

Oakland or vicinity circa 1957. "Collision with bus." Futuramic Oldsmobile meets military shuttle. And as long as we're at Frank's, how about a Coke? In bottles, of course. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Cultivated Minds: 1952

Cultivated Minds: 1952

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1952. "Library staff." On the premises of the Columbus Enquirer. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Mr. Science: 1957

Mr. Science: 1957

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1957. "TV classroom." Today's lesson: "What is an insect?" 4x5 inch acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Worth Square: 1910

Worth Square: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Madison Square -- Worth Square monument at Broadway and Fifth Avenue." The Major General's obelisk, under the influence of a certain after-dinner liqueur. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Piling On: 1912

Piling On: 1912

        UPDATE: That's legendary athlete Jim Thorpe standing in the middle of the pile.

Washington, D.C., 1912. "Football -- Georgetown-Carlisle game; Glenn Warner." The College Football Hall of Famer who was coach of the Carlisle (Pa.) Indian Industrial School. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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