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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • GIFT IDEA: VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTERS

Hosed: 1943

Hosed: 1943

July 1943. "Glen Echo, Maryland. An attendant washing the sand from people who are going to the swimming pool from the beach at Glen Echo amusement park." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Baby Ahoy: 1965

Baby Ahoy: 1965

Castine, Maine, in 1965, on Wadsworth Cove Road. Mom with my sister in the baby carriage and my grandparents. Grampa's probably looking at a sailboat out in the ocean. View full size.

House Movers: 1919

House Movers: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Truck moving house" ("Vista Grande"). Even for 1919, this rig looks ancient. Note the soapbox racer on skate wheels. 5x7 glass negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

Merry and Bright: 1938

Merry and Bright: 1938

December 1938. "Negro home near Charleston, South Carolina." The little gunslinger wearing a "Buck Jones" cowboy outfit. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Handyman's Special: 1936

Handyman's Special: 1936

February 1936. "Shabby housing near Bound Brook, New Jersey." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Present Company: 1951

Present Company: 1951

"Bill, Emily & E.S. -- Dec. 25, 1951." We return to fur-friendly Blue Earth, Minnesota, for a Christmas visit from the folks last seen here last year. 35mm Kodachrome by Grace or Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

 

A Couple of Cads: 1919

A Couple of Cads: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Cadillac touring car and sedan." Touring a veritable wonderland of chalk art. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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