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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

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Jackson Street: 1936

Jackson Street: 1936

April 1936. "House at 437 North Jackson Street. Milwaukee, Wisconsin." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

American Dream: 1936

American Dream: 1936

May 1936. "Home of worker in strip coal mine. Cherokee County, Kansas." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

City Life: 1936

City Life: 1936

April 1936. "Exterior of house at 912 North 8th Street. Milwaukee, Wisconsin." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Bootleg Booze: 1922

Bootleg Booze: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Confiscated still -- 10/6/22." Our second look in as many days at Prohibition-era contraband. 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The Brunswick: 1906

The Brunswick: 1906

"Hotel Brunswick, Boston." The final installment of today's 1906 trilogy. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

That's Entertainment: 1927

That's Entertainment: 1927

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1927. "Auto campers." One day, kid, your car will have a built-in phonograph. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Newsy Parker: 1935

Newsy Parker: 1935

The year: 1935; the place: somewhere in Washington, D.C.; the lady with the Ford: unknown, but notable enough to have been in the Harris & Ewing archive. Maybe someone out there recognizes Great-Grandma. 5x7 glassneg. View full size.

 
 
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