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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Splashdown: 1912

Splashdown: 1912

Washington, D.C., 1912. "District of Columbia parks -- children at fountains and pools." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Babes in a Basket: 1923

Babes in a Basket: 1923

May 1923. "NO CAPTION (Babies in a basket)." We sense a baby rebellion brewing, instigated by the tot on the left. 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Shooting Crater Lake: 1975

Shooting Crater Lake: 1975

In this image that I didn't know existed until a few days ago, I'm aiming my Nizo Super-8 movie camera across the waters of Oregon's Crater Lake. I'm on a trip with my brother and my friend who took this Kodachrome slide. It's among scores we discovered in a forgotten box in a spare room at his place. View full size.

Verily, a Velie: 1919

Verily, a Velie: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Velie roadster at Golden Gate Park." Latest entrant in the Shorpy Concours of Kaput Konveyances. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Old North Bridge: 1910

Old North Bridge: 1910

Circa 1910. "Bridge to Revolutionary War monument, Concord, Mass." The Old North Bridge and Daniel Chester French's 1875 statue "The Minute Man." 5x7 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Shark Week: 1905

Shark Week: 1905

New York circa 1905. "On the beach, Coney Island." Watch out for predators! 6x8 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Primitive Modern: 1950

Primitive Modern: 1950

July 20, 1950. "Helena Rubinstein residence, 625 Park Avenue, New York. Art gallery." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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