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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE CHICAGO, c. 1950s

Bucolic Bethlehem: 1907

Bucolic Bethlehem: 1907

1907. "Bethlehem, White Mountains, New Hampshire. Bethlehem Street, looking west." As opposed to looking east. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Richmond: 1907

The Richmond: 1907

Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907. "Grace Street and Capitol Square east from 8th." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

King at the Temple: 1920

King at the Temple: 1920

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park circa 1920. "King Model H 'Foursome' touring car at Spreckels Temple of Music." Today's entry in the Shorpy Abecedary of Esoteric Autos is the letter K. Or maybe H. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Fair Warning: 1911

Fair Warning: 1911

        We missed it, and we regret it.

Fall 1911. "The village street -- Lee, Massachusetts." Our title comes from the handbill posted at left. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Pergola-Casino: 1911

The Pergola-Casino: 1911

Lake George, New York, circa 1911. "The Pergola-Casino, Fort William Henry Hotel." Two years après-feu. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Almost Done: 1911

Almost Done: 1911

Portland, Maine, circa 1911. "New City Hall, Congress Street." Photobomb by our old friend the carbon arc lamp. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sic Transit: 1910

Sic Transit: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Bird's eye view of new Pennsylvania Station." Demolished in 1963. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Kentucky Tavern: 1940

Kentucky Tavern: 1940

August 1940. "Tom Moore distillery near Bardstown, Kentucky." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Later That Day: 1910

Later That Day: 1910

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1910. "Meeting Street and St. Michael's Church." Seen earlier (by three minutes) here. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Gibbes Gallery: 1905

Gibbes Gallery: 1905

Charleston, South Carolina, 1905. "Gibbes Memorial Art Gallery, Meeting Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Hepmobile: 1940

Hepmobile: 1940

August 1940. "Car belonging to 'Hep Cats' on main street in Louisville, Kentucky." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Rust Belt Riviera: 1941

Rust Belt Riviera: 1941

January 1941. "A section of Rochester, Pennsylvania, on the Ohio River. Photographs show Ohio River town in western Pennsylvania -- bridges, houseboats, coal barges, railroad yards. Abandoned stove and glass works. Automobile graveyard. Cemetery and gravedigger. Substandard housing occupied by Negroes." Photo by Jack Delano for the FSA. View full size.

 

Mrs. Henry Dukes: 1941

Mrs. Henry Dukes: 1941

April 1941. "Mrs. Henry Dukes, wife of tenant farmer and FSA borrower. She has about nine children and has been to hospital suffering from cancer. Heard County, Georgia." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tin Man: 1941

Tin Man: 1941

January 1941. "Worker at furnace in Washington Tinplate Company in Washington, Pennsylvania." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

An Uphill Climb: 1941

An Uphill Climb: 1941

January 1941. "Street in the mill district in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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