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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Heeeere's Johnny: 1965

Heeeere's Johnny: 1965

Los Angeles, July 1965. "Entertainer Johnny Carson on the 'Tonight' Show delivering a monologue." 35mm negative from photos for the Look magazine assignment "Johnny Carson, the prince of chitchat, is a loner." View full size.

Showtime in Chicago: 1941

Showtime in Chicago: 1941

April 1941. "The movies are popular in the Negro section of Chicago. Regal Theater and Savoy Ballroom in the Southside neighborhood." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Experiment: 1941

The Experiment: 1941

December 1941. "Saint Croix, Virgin Islands. Science class at the Christiansted high school." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

The Home Team: 1941

The Home Team: 1941

April 1941. "Schoolchildren in Franklin, Heard County, Georgia." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Old Mill Stream: 1905

The Old Mill Stream: 1905

Circa 1905. "Keene Valley, old mill on the Ausable River, Adirondack Mountains, N.Y." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Overseer: 1902

The Overseer: 1902

Mohonk Lake, N.Y., circa 1902. "Sky Top from rear of Mohonk Mountain House." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Le Bel Âge: 1908

Le Bel Âge: 1908

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1908. "Crowd at Belle Isle Park casino." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Southdale Center: 1956

Southdale Center: 1956

1956. Edina, Minnesota. "Interior Garden Court with stairway to upper level in Southdale Regional Shopping Center, the first enclosed shopping mall." Color transparency by Grey Villet, Life magazine photo archive. View full size.

 
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