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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • GIFT IDEA: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

Ladies' Rooms: 1904

Ladies' Rooms: 1904

        Ladies visiting New York unattended will appreciate an elegant, modern hotel, receiving only women as lodgers: the new HOTEL MARTHA WASHINGTON, extending from 29th to 30th Street, 100 feet from Madison Avenue. Rooms at moderate prices. Superior Restaurant for Ladies and Gentlemen. Every comfort and careful service. Write for booklet before you select an hotel. - ADV.

New York, 1904. "Hotel Martha Washington." Built by the Women's Hotel Company. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Two-Totaler: 1956

Two-Totaler: 1956

Fruitvale Avenue at 10th Street Street in Oakland circa 1956, and yet another vignette of vehicular violence. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Old Iron Sides: 1907

Old Iron Sides: 1907

Circa 1907. "Cincinnati -- Mount Adams across Ohio River from Covington, Kentucky." With a view of the sternwheeler Iron Sides pushing a coal barge. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Failure Is Impossible: 1921

Failure Is Impossible: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Suffrage art, January 29, 1921." A few months after passage of the 19th Amendment gave American women the right to vote. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Patriotic Poriferan: 1920

Patriotic Poriferan: 1920

Feb. 25, 1920. Washington, D.C. "Herbert J. Drane, Congressman from Florida, is from Tarpon Springs, which is said to be the largest sponge market in the world. Mr Drane's office gives the appearance of a permanent sponge exhibit. The walls are covered with sponges of every size and variety. Photo shows Mr. Drane with some of his choice specimens." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Welcome Jeremiah: 1947

Welcome Jeremiah: 1947

New York, 1947. "On the set -- Borden Show broadcast." Back when telephones and televisions had dials, and shows were often named for the sponsor. 4x5 acetate negative from the Publicity Department Archive. View full size.

 

My Furry Oldsmobile: 1931

My Furry Oldsmobile: 1931

San Francisco, 1931. "Oldsmobile sedan." Latest entry in the Shorpy Compendium of Outré Autos. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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