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

Paint Your Wagon: 1865

Paint Your Wagon: 1865

April 1865. "District of Columbia. Government repair shops. Paint Shop." Another motley crew from the Civil War era. Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Tommies Too: 1937

Tommies Too: 1937

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1937. "38 Price Street." Beer sign by Acme Radio & Neon. Our second look at this mom-and-pop establishment run by Tommie and Clifford Whittington, whose children commented on the first post. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Bleak House: 1939

Bleak House: 1939

Greene County, Georgia, circa 1939. "Ruined house, Penfield vicinity." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

The Trimming Shop: 1865

The Trimming Shop: 1865

April 1865. Washington, D.C. "Workmen in front of the Government [Wagon] Trimming Shop." Civil War archive, wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Tommies Place: 1937

Tommies Place: 1937

Chatham County, Georgia, circa 1937. "38 Price Street, Savannah. Structure dates from ca. 1840." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Niagara Street: 1908

Niagara Street: 1908

Buffalo, New York, circa 1908. "Erie County Savings Bank, Niagara Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Islesworth Gardens: 1906

Islesworth Gardens: 1906

Continuing our trip to Atlantic City circa 1906. "Islesworth Gardens Hotel, Virginia Avenue." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Splash: 1906

Splash: 1906

New Jersey circa 1906. "Bathers, Atlantic City." At right is the Hotel Traymore. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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