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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Memorial Lamppost: 1909

Memorial Lamppost: 1909

Circa 1909. "Henry Hudson Monument, Riverside Drive, New York." Memorial to the ill-fated discoverer of the Hudson River, Hudson Bay and electric streetlight. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Opening Game: 1923

Opening Game: 1923

April 26, 1923. "Opening game." Washington's first game of the season at Griffith Stadium, where President Harding tossed out the ball and the Nats bested Philadelphia 2-1. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Table-Hopping: 1923

Table-Hopping: 1923

April 24, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Canadian horseman Jack Prestage on his thoroughbred Tipperary." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Pretty in Pink: 1948

Pretty in Pink: 1948

From the "Linda" Kodachromes, circa 1948, comes our latest look at the little lady, accessorized with rattle and ducky. 35mm color transparency. View full size.

Tales of Tarrytown: 1913

Tales of Tarrytown: 1913

Circa 1913. "Main Street -- Tarrytown, New York." Let's meet on the wicked side of the street. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Puller-Downer: 1937

Puller-Downer: 1937

Nov. 4, 1937. "General Alexander Macomb house, 125 Main Street, Belleville, Essex County, New Jersey. Remarkable for being a seven-bay front. Demolished March 1940 on account of tax burden." Former abode of the Hero of Plattsburgh. Photo by R.M. Lacey for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

Media Conglomerate: 1907

Media Conglomerate: 1907

New Zealand, 1907. "Wanganui Herald newspaper staff and bicycles, photograph­ed by Frank J. Denton. Newsboys holding copies of The Yeoman and Herald." Note the kid in back on the horse. Tesla Studios glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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