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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

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Après Snow: 1899

Après Snow: 1899

1899. "Blizzard '99 -- On the streets after a New York blizzard." 8x10 glass negative by Byron. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Infinite West: 1941

Infinite West: 1941

September 1941. "Buena Vista, Colorado (vicinity). The Sawatch mountains." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Road of the Streamliners: 1939

Road of the Streamliners: 1939

"Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939. Transportation hall." Exhibits by General Motors and Union Pacific dominate this view, with TWA, Greyhound and Santa Fe also showing up. 8x10 acetate negative. View full size.

 

King Cotton: 1906

King Cotton: 1906

Mobile, Alabama, circa 1906. "Cotton Exchange." A building with beaucoup bling -- note the crown-topped bale signifying you-know-what. View full size.

 

Crack Salesmen: 1936

Crack Salesmen: 1936

Oct. 8, 1936. "H.O. Harrison Pontiac -- 'crack salesmen' and wives 'Going East' on streamliner City of San Francisco." 8x10 acetate negative. View full size.

 

South Station: 1905

South Station: 1905

Circa 1905. "South Station, Boston, and elevated line." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Gravity's Railroad: 1921

Gravity's Railroad: 1921

Marin County, California, circa 1921. "Mount Tamalpais Tavern and Gravity Car with REO auto." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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