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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • 1940 PACKARD SUPER-8

Dogs

Crime Dog: 1923

Crime Dog: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Police dog -- Gus Buchholz." About to take a bite out of something. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pups in a Row: 1927

Pups in a Row: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. "NO CAPTION (puppies)." Where's Harry Frees when you need him? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tarzan at Home: 1948

Tarzan at Home: 1948

Los Angeles, 1948. "Actor Lex Barker and his family -- wife Constance Rhodes Thurlow, son Alexander Crichlow Barker III, and daughter Lynn Thurlow Barker with their dog and cat." From photos by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Princeton-Bred Tarzan." View full size.

Harlem Beets: 1943

Harlem Beets: 1943

April 1943. "New York, New York. Scene in Harlem area." Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Safe at Home: 1924

Safe at Home: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Dog catcher." Thwarted, at least for the moment, by jurisdictional issues. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Lone Woof: 1952

Lone Woof: 1952

"Brownie at Elden's -- March 16, 1952." The latest episode of Minnesota Koda­chromes takes us out to the farm. Photo by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Iditarod East: 1900

Iditarod East: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Snow in Central Park." Mush, Rover! Mush! 8x10 inch glass plate by "Byron" for the Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
 
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