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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

You Auto Be in Pictures: 1934

You Auto Be in Pictures: 1934

Back of photo has typed: "A-550-9, NEW YORK CITY- Police Commissioner's Car Showing Insignia. Received from New York March 1, 1934."

Below that are two rubber stamps: a blue one: "Warner Bros. Pictures Inc Burbank, Calif. Property of Research Department" which is crossed out, and above it a purple stamp: "Columbia Pictures Corporation Research Department." View full size.

Senior Class: 1888

Senior Class: 1888

"Tower Hill School - Senior Grade - 1888" The paper backing in the frame had an NRA (National Recovery Act) stamp from 1933 on it issued by the "Picture Moulding and Picture Frame Code Authority" so it's probably been in the frame since then or shortly after. View full size.

Posing Horses: 1953

Posing Horses: 1953

These were called "Dancing Horses" and were housed in Meade, Kansas. They performed at Cimarron Days in 1953 and were photographed by my late father-in-law, J. Leslie Stewart. This was found in a storage box which now belongs to his children. View full size.

Dancing Horse: 1953

Dancing Horse: 1953

This is one of the horses which were called "Dancing Horses" and were housed in Meade, Kansas. They performed at Cimarron Days in 1953 and were photographed by my late Father-in-law, J. Leslie Stewart. This was found in a storage box which now belongs to his children. View full size.

Kansas City Parade: 1953

Kansas City Parade: 1953

Kansas City, Missouri, 1953. American Royal Parade down Main street, 1953. Picture taken by my Aunt Macky. [RIP 1931-2002]

The Deputy: 1938

The Deputy: 1938

The accompanying paperwork states:

"L. Metropoulos, whom Edward A. Platt, of the Town of Sherman, in the County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, appointed an Honorary Deputy Sheriff on November 4th 1938."

It's okay Mr. Platt, I wouldn't have said no to this guy either. View full size.

Waste Not Water: c.1930

Waste Not Water: c.1930

The City of Wadena, Minnesota has enjoyed modern wastewater treatment services for more than 85 years. This photo is one of a series that depicts the original facility's construction astride Union Creek and immediately east of the then-active Burlington Northern Railroad's Leaf River spur. Image from the Bernard Burch photo collection. View full size.

 
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