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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Thrilling and Popular: 1939

Thrilling and Popular: 1939

October 1939. "Display of magazines for sale in Taylor, Texas." We'll take one of each, please. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Rock-and-Roll: 1956

Rock-and-Roll: 1956

April 1956. "Performance by Bill Haley and the Comets and LaVern Baker at the Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania." From photos by Ed Feingersh for the Look magazine article "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Controversy." View full size.

 

None Shall Pass: 1924

None Shall Pass: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Rock Creek Park scenes. Girls on bridge. L-R: Katherine Wren, Norvell Munford, Mary Happer, Cecil Lester Jones, Jessie Adkins, Doris Wagner, Virginia Seldon, Mildred Crosby and Mary Seldon." View full size.

 

Welcome Interstate Managers: 1908

Welcome Interstate Managers: 1908

Circa 1908. "Convention Hall, Rochester, N.Y." A Goreyesque tableau awaiting its ill-fated merrymakers. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Domestic Pardner: 1952

Domestic Pardner: 1952

"Leslie, 28 Feb. 1952." Visiting the abode of Grace and Hubert, whose low-key decor whispers of subdued scarlets and tentative teals. View full size.

The Bricks of St. Mary's: 1952

The Bricks of St. Mary's: 1952

"July 13, 1952. Maurine, Grace, Helen, Albert, Morris and Leslie at St. Mary's, Rochester." The latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes. View full size.

Southern Style: 1940

Southern Style: 1940

July 1940. "Migratory agricultural worker from Florida waiting to leave Belcross, N.C., to another job at Onley, Va. It is Sunday and she is wearing her best clothes." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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