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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

Gottscho-Schleisner

Men's Grill: 1940

Men's Grill: 1940

December 1, 1940. "Schrafft's, 625 Madison Avenue, New York. Exterior." 5x7 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Chez Philodendron: 1948

Chez Philodendron: 1948

June 9, 1948. "Schrafft's, Esso Building, Rockefeller Center, New York. Glass louvers, main dining room. Carson & Lundin, architect." The exterior seen here. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

United Nations: 1952

United Nations: 1952

March 18, 1952. "United Nations Secretariat and General Assembly from Welfare Island, East River." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Foyer Voyeur: 1942

Foyer Voyeur: 1942

May 25, 1942. "Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. View through acoustics foyer window." With a barrier for the more absent-minded scientists. 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Astoria Houses: 1951

Astoria Houses: 1951

Sept. 22, 1951. "New York City Housing Authority. Astoria Houses, Queens. Exterior, East River park with children. Clarke, Rapuano & Holleran, landscape architects." 5x7 nitrate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Liberty Mutual: 1963

Liberty Mutual: 1963

May 28, 1963. "Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Co., 444 Merrick Road, Lynbrook, Long Island. First floor, south wall." Bathed in the flattering glow of the fluorescents. 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Modern Receptionist: 1948

Modern Receptionist: 1948

Oct. 27, 1948. "Russel Wright, 221 E. 48th St., New York City. Office with secretary." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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