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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Higher Fi: 1960

Higher Fi: 1960

Chicago circa 1960. "Educational tapes." Specifically the "Electronic Educator" tape cartridge system, sharing space with a Fisher Stereophonic Master Audio Control, Sherwood tuner and RCA Victor Deluxe color TV, as well as drawer-mounted reel-to-reel and turntable. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Jump-Start: 1937

Jump-Start: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Children's Hospital Rotary." The young man hooked up to a Cambridge Instrument Model X900 Thingamambob. Medical technology experts please weigh in. Harris & Ewing glassneg. View full size.

 

Vintage Vinyl: 1963

Vintage Vinyl: 1963

"Boston, 1963. Records for sale in hi-fi store." Where the fi goes at least as high as Blaupunkt Multiplex Stereo. 35mm negative, photog unknown. View full size.

 

The Device: 1938

The Device: 1938

Washington, D.C., 1938. "Marie Passapae, C. Coy Honsaker" is all it says here. Are there enough clues to tell us what's going on? 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

De Forest Phonofilm: 1924

De Forest Phonofilm: 1924

1924. "De Forest Phonofilm Co. Inc. on White House grounds." The inventor and "father of radio" Lee de Forest, center, and components of his sound-on-film system. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Tithing Dept.: 1902

Tithing Dept.: 1902

1902. "Tithing department, National Cash Register Co., Dayton, Ohio." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ducts in a Row: 1934

Ducts in a Row: 1934

June 1934. "Nebraska State Capitol at Lincoln. Supply fan room." Part of the Nebraska Oratory Exhaust System (NOES), designed to expel hot air from the legislative chamber. 5x7 negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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