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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Boxcar Ferry: 1900

Boxcar Ferry: 1900

Circa 1900. "Car ferry Transport, Detroit River." The unloaded version of this. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Picnic at Austin: 1952

Picnic at Austin: 1952

"7 Sept 1952. Picnic at Austin. Ivan, Dottie, Loren, Grace." A little cooldown after the sack race, maybe, in this latest installment of our popular new reality series Minnesota Kodachromes. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Guest House & Garden: 1945

Guest House & Garden: 1945

Oct. 13, 1945. "Childs Frick residence, 'Clayton,' Roslyn, Long Island. South facade." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Greased Lightning: 1924

Greased Lightning: 1924

        Our second look at this locomotive, whose cylindrical design echoes the shape of its steam-boiler brethren even though it's entirely electric.

June 1924. Washington, D.C. "Largest and most powerful electric locomotive in the world being exhibited by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway and the General Electric Co." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fly Me to the Moon: 1942

Fly Me to the Moon: 1942

May 1942. Parris Island, South Carolina. "Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. A glider winch." Medium format nitrate negative from photos by by Pat Terry and Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Flour Power: 1911

Flour Power: 1911

The Buffalo River, city ship canal and flour mill elevators circa 1911. "A busy section of the canal -- Buffalo, N.Y." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The Dog and the DeSoto: 1952

The Dog and the DeSoto: 1952

"Hubert & Sally, Aug. 1952." In the latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes, the DeSoto and Dalmatian we saw with Grace are back for an encore. View full size.

 
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