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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • FIGHT DISEASE WITH CLEANLINESS: 1936

The Desperate Hours: 1939

The Desperate Hours: 1939

July 1939. "Detail of square dance in hills near McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. Sharecropper's home." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Fledgling Fageols: 1918

Fledgling Fageols: 1918

"Fageol Motors Co. truck assembly -- Oakland, California, 1918." 8x10 glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Company. View full size.

 

Fraunces Tavern: 1908

Fraunces Tavern: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Fraunces Tavern, Tallmadge Memorial, Pearl and Broad Streets." Seen earlier here circa 1900, before its restoration with funds willed by Frederick Tallmadge. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Suppertime: 1939

Suppertime: 1939

February 1939. "Corpus Christi, Texas. Wife of war veteran living in shantytown on Nueces Bay." The lady last seen here. Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Homestead Scrappers: 1908

Homestead Scrappers: 1908

1908. "Loading scrap. Homestead Steel Works, Homestead, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Spring Planting: 1950

Spring Planting: 1950

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1950. "Mrs. Clarence Butler" is all it says here. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

Industrial Robot: 1938

Industrial Robot: 1938

December 1938. "Napa Valley. More than 25 years a bindlestiff. [Also seen here.] Walks from the mines to the lumber camps to the farms. The type that formed the backbone of the Industrial Workers of the World in California before the war. Subject of Carleton Parker's studies on Industrial Workers of the World." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Our Town: 1938

Our Town: 1938

July 1938. "Coffee shop in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, home of the American Bridge Company." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Your Next Car: 1921

Your Next Car: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Gardner car at Spreckels Mansion." Photographed by and with Christopher Helin himself. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Clothespin Corner: 1938

Clothespin Corner: 1938

July 1939. "Housing conditions in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Home of the American Bridge Company." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Kafeneion: 1938

Kafeneion: 1938

July 1938. "Boys in the town in front of Greek coffee shop. Ambridge, Pennsyl­vania." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Packard Parts: 1950

Packard Parts: 1950

From around 1950 comes this News Archive snap of the Packard Parts counter, possibly in Columbus, Georgia. (When in doubt, "Ask the Man Who Owns One.") 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Palm Walk: 1897

Palm Walk: 1897

Florida circa 1897. "Palm walk on Lake Worth, Palm Beach." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Florida Skin: 1941

Florida Skin: 1941

February 1941. "Migratory laborers and vegetable pickers playing a game of 'skin' in back of juke joint and bar in the Belle Glade area of south central Florida." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Central Mexicano: 1891

Central Mexicano: 1891

        One of William Henry Jackson's "mammoth plate" exposures, made using 18x22 inch glass negatives, a massive view camera, assorted assistants, pack animals and a mobile darkroom that he hauled around by rail with chartered locomotives. This image comes from a number of 8x10 copy negatives exposed in the 1890s from the original 18x22 mammoth plates, which evidently are too big or fragile to scan.

1891. "Mexican Central Railway -- bridge over the Santa Rosa River." 8x10 glass plate made from an 18x22 negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 
 
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