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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Dreamboat Inn: 1940

Dreamboat Inn: 1940

August 1940. "Port Gibson, Mississippi." The Dreamboat Inn, whose signage advertises anti-malarial tonics and two kinds of cola. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Greene Day: 1903

Greene Day: 1903

1903. "Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia." When mounting blocks and hitching posts were as common as curbstones. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Keyless Entry: 1918

Keyless Entry: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918, and what seems to be a demonstration of the paparazzi- proof Mitchell sedan. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Topper in the Beets: 1915

Topper in the Beets: 1915

Oct. 30, 1915. "12-year-old Lahnert boy, near Fort Collins, Colorado, topping beets. The father, mother and two boys (9 and 12) expect to make $700 in two months' time in the beet work. 'The boys can keep up with me all right, and all day long,' the father said. Begin at 6 a.m. and work until 6 p.m. with hour off at noon. Several smaller children do not work. See Hine Report for studies of work done by these and other children." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Isadorable: 1921

Isadorable: 1921

Long Beach, Long Island, New York, circa 1921. "Anna (Denzel) Duncan dancing." One of the "Isadorables," as Isadora Duncan's German proteges were known. Glass transparency by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Traffic Division: 1956

Traffic Division: 1956

Oakland, Calif., circa 1956. "Traffic Division first aid." This holiday weekend, let's be careful out there! 4x5 negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Electrik Maid: 1950

Electrik Maid: 1950

        UPDATE: This was the Electrik Maid Bakery at 7000 Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park.

Montgomery County, Md., circa 1950. "Potomac Electric Power Co. -- Commercial kitchens, restaurants and lighting. Takoma Park Bakery." We're guessing these are not gluten-free. 8x10 acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Crush vs. Crown: 1940

Crush vs. Crown: 1940

August 1940. "Natchez, Mississippi, grocery window." Illustrating the gradual accretion of soft-drink signage on retail stores like barnacles on the hull of a ship. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Auld Lang Syne: 1918

Auld Lang Syne: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Service club -- couples dancing." And a Happy New Year from Shorpy! National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

All Are Welcome: 1923

All Are Welcome: 1923

December 29, 1923. "Horse Christmas party, Animal Rescue League." Maybe a few days late for a Christmas party, but then again here we are showing up 92 years after the fact. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Olds à la Mode: 1924

Olds à la Mode: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Oldsmobile sedan." Ready to waft Milady to her club luncheon or favorite speakeasy. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Queen of Comedy: 1940s

Queen of Comedy: 1940s

Circa 1940s. "Joan Davis -- 'Fame' award." The radio star and early television comedienne who posthumously attained a new generation of fans with cable reruns in the 1980s of her ancient sitcom I Married Joan. 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy Publicity Archive. View full size.

 

Six-Step Program: 1947

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Six-Step Program: 1947

"Alcoholics, Greenwich Village, NYC, 1947." Gelatin silver print by the pioneering photojournalist Ruth Orkin. View full size.

Our House: 1934

Our House: 1934

October 1934. "Children in front of their new home. Reedsville, West Virginia." Photo by Elmer Johnson for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Road to Nowhere: 1957

Road to Nowhere: 1957

Oakland or vicinity circa 1957. "Road construction accident." And yet another battered Buick. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 
 
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