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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Portraits

Three's Company: 1945

Three's Company: 1945

Circa 1945, the future Life magazine photographer Tony Linck and two close associates. 3x4 inch Eastman Kodak safety negative. View full size.

 

Bright Eyes: 1916

Bright Eyes: 1916

1916. "Dolly sister with Buzzer the cat, portrait photograph." One of the Dolly Sisters (Rose and Jenny), twin vaudeville stars from Budapest who made it big in America. 5x7 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Great Expectations: 1890

Great Expectations: 1890

From Marquette, Mich., comes this glass plate dated 1890 and labeled "Peterson." Say, I'll bet you kids have never been on the Internet before! View full size.

 

Betty Bared: 1930

Betty Bared: 1930

New York, 1930. "Margolies, Betty, Miss, profile view." Somewhere in Lower Manhattan: her neckline. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Sunny Boy: 1933

Sunny Boy: 1933

August 1933. "Muschenheim, Carl, Mrs., child of, portrait photograph." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

Little Brother: 1916

Little Brother: 1916

January 5, 1916. New York. "Dickerson, Master, and sister [Dorothy], portrait photograph." 5x7 inch glass negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Little Girl Blue: 1931

Little Girl Blue: 1931

Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Longworth, Paulina, with parents." Paulina (1925-1957), last seen here with her mother Alice Roosevelt Longworth, oldest daughter of Teddy, is now joined by her legal father, House Speaker Nicholas Longworth. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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