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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL: 1840-1940

Key West: 1900

Key West: 1900

Key West, Florida, circa 1900. "Residence in palm grove." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Lux Luna: 1905

Lux Luna: 1905

Coney Island, New York, circa 1905. "Luna Park at night." Panorama made from three 8x10 glass negatives, previously seen here, here and here. View full size.

 

Brighton Beach: 1903

Brighton Beach: 1903

Brighton Beach, N.Y., circa 1903. "Brighton Beach Hotel and boardwalk." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Stone Arch Bridge: 1905

Stone Arch Bridge: 1905

Minneapolis, 1905. "Stone Arch Bridge, which carries railroad traffic over the Mississippi River." Panorama from three 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Pillsbury Panorama: 1905

Pillsbury Panorama: 1905

The Mississippi River circa 1905. "St. Anthony's Falls and flour mills at Minneapolis." Panorama made from three 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Come Play With Me: 1910

Come Play With Me: 1910

"Marion standing by rocker in parlor" is what's written on the envelope I found this glass negative in. It's from Glenmont, New York, circa 1910. View full size.

Gang of Three: 1910

Gang of Three: 1910

From around 1910, three lads in Pawnee City, Nebraska, you might not want to turn your back on. 4x6 inch glass negative. View full size.

Harlem Barber Shop: 1939

Harlem Barber Shop: 1939

November 1939. "Barbershop on Hillsboro Street. Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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