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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • RAPALLO, ITALY: 1947
 

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Candid Camera: 1965

Candid Camera: 1965

From the same batch of slides that brought us Stephen and the Yardleys comes this Kodachrome with the date stamp OCT 65A. Baby Boomers will no doubt recognize the redwood picnic table and webbed lawn chairs as ubiquitous fixtures of their youth. Oh, and an Oldsmobile, too. View full size.

Stirring the Pot: 1948

Stirring the Pot: 1948

New York circa 1948. "Homemaker stirring double boiler on gas range." The lady with the tiled kitchen last glimpsed here. Photo by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

Upward Oldsmobile: 1940

Upward Oldsmobile: 1940

San Francisco, 1940. "Oldsmobile sedan and pedestrians ascending steep grade." With the Palace of Fine Arts and Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. 8x0 film negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

The Corn Is Gray: 1942

The Corn Is Gray: 1942

Sept. 1942. Canfield, Ohio. "Mrs. Harry Mercer, a young neighbor and grandchild, husking and removing silk from the corn. The corn will be dried and stored for later use." Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Major Appliance: 1948

Major Appliance: 1948

New York circa 1948. "Woman in kitchen with General Electric refrigerator." Yes, this dish should warm up nicely. 4x5 negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

Crafty Kids: 1930

Crafty Kids: 1930

Circa 1930. "No caption (President Hoover with boys and girls at White House)." Who can help us fill in the blanks? National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Meet the Yardleys: 1967

Meet the Yardleys: 1967

        UPDATE: Our garden party is on Bontecou Road at Lilburn Drive in Stony Point, New York. While a number of you independently arrived at the correct answer, Johnny Yuma was first. Clapclapclap! Tell us how you did it.

An unlabeled Kodachrome from the same batch of slides as young Stephen, fast-forwarded to what seems to be the mid-1960s. Who'll be the first to Street View this split-level suburb? In the meantime, pull up a chair. View full size.

Wet Beer: 1948

Wet Beer: 1948

New York circa 1948. "C. Rose Distributing Co. truck." Just in out of the rain, with a backdrop of Piel's, Fitzgerald's, and maybe Rose himself. Who if he dressed any sharper might make your eyes bleed. 4x5 negative by John Fox. View full size.

 

Golden Boy: 1952

Golden Boy: 1952

"1952. Stephen on seesaw at Spring Mill State Park." 35mm color slide from a batch of Kodachromes that Shorpy bought years ago on eBay and just found at the back of a drawer we were cleaning out. View full size.

Coal Bridge: 1942

Coal Bridge: 1942

December 1942. "Bridge with five-ton coal bucket, Milwaukee Western Fuel Co." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pomp & Pigskin: 1924

Pomp & Pigskin: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "No caption (football team at stadium") is all it says here. Who can help fill in the blanks? Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Filles de Franklin: 1920

Filles de Franklin: 1920

San Francisco, 1920. "Franklin touring car at Golden Gate Park Conservatory." The air-cooled Franklin's styling hallmark was a radiatorless hood that was said to resemble a coal scuttle. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Tenn Span: 1907

Tenn Span: 1907

1907. "County bridge, Tennessee River, Chattanooga." The Walnut Street Bridge, now a "linear park" for pedestrians. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Thronged Thoroughfare: 1908

Thronged Thoroughfare: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Twenty-Third Street east from Sixth Avenue." Featured players in this picture include the McCreery dry goods store, Lilliputian Bazaar and our old friend the Flatiron Building. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Here Today: 1947

Here Today: 1947

        Here Today -- The car they said was years away!

New York City, December 1947. "Hudson dealers and the new Hudson." A striking design that sold like hotcakes when it was introduced to car-starved postwar America. 4x5 inch acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 
 
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