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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Manhattan Parade 1

Manhattan Parade 1

Parade in New York City in the 1920s. The building in back is the old courthouse and post office, at the time referred to as Mullet's Monstrosity. Torn down in 1939, it was located on Broadway right by City Hall. First of five shots of the parade in an envelope of negatives I bought recently. View full size.

Manhattan Parade 2

Manhattan Parade 2

Parade in New York City in the 1920s. Shot 2 of 5 of the parade from an envelope of negatives I bought recently. View full size.

Manhattan Parade 3

Manhattan Parade 3

Parade in New York City in the 1920s. Shot 3 of 5 of the parade from an envelope of negatives I bought recently. View full size.

Manhattan Parade 4

Manhattan Parade 4

Parade in New York City in the 1920s. Shot 4 of 5 of the parade from an envelope of negatives I bought recently. View full size.

Manhattan Parade 5

Manhattan Parade 5

Parade in New York City in the 1920s. Last of five shots of the parade from an envelope of negatives I bought recently. View full size.

Train Photo 1

Train Photo 1

I purchased many train and related photos at an estate sale. I have little info except dates on the backs from the early 1900s to 1950. Some are from Germany, some from the Philippines but most are from the USA and much of that from California. Rather than upload a ton of pictures one at a time, there are 426 pictures that can be seen at https://railroadhistory.shutterfly.com/ If anyone knows who the people in the pictures are, I would love to know. I have looked up the names on the back of the pictures but found no one. View full size.

Train Photo 2

Train Photo 2

I purchased many train and related photos at an estate sale. I have little info except dates on the backs from the early 1900s to 1950. Some are from Germany, some from the Philippines but most are from the USA and much of that from California. Rather than upload a ton of pictures one at a time, there are 426 pictures that can be seen at https://railroadhistory.shutterfly.com/ If anyone knows who the people in the pictures are, I would love to know. I have looked up the names on the back of the pictures but found no one. View full size.

 
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