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

Topinabee Landing: 1910

Topinabee Landing: 1910

Circa 1910. "Topinabee Landing, Hamill's Inland Route, Cheboygan-Petoskey, Michigan." Excursionists on the dock, just in from an outing. View full size.

 

Swimsuit Audition: 1930

Swimsuit Audition: 1930

Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Gibbs, Mrs. Malcolm." Maude Foote Gibbs, fiftyish wife of the People's Drug Store founder, modeling a very distant ancestor of the polka-dot bikini. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Midnight Snackers: 1943

Midnight Snackers: 1943

        "We'll have what she's having."

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Third-shift defense workers getting snack at drugstore on corner where their shared car will pick them up around midnight." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dapper Dumper: 1921

Dapper Dumper: 1921

1921. "Fageol dump truck at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Atlas Mortar made from Acme Diamond Lime." Nattily pinstriped! 8x10 glass negative acquired from the Wyland Stanley Collection and scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

 

Girl Friday: 1956

Girl Friday: 1956

        Mary Cumming, Vassar '57, has an interesting first job in New York as a secretary in the office of industrial designer Raymond Loewy. She landed the job without the help of friends and now gets $70 a week. Several young men dance attendance on Mary, but she would like to work two years more before settling down ...

1956. "New York. Mary Cumming, 21, secretary in the office of designer Raymond Loewy." The young lady last seen here crossing the street. Photo by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "Career Girl." View full size.

United Shoe: 1931

United Shoe: 1931

1931. "Boston skyline view -- United Shoe Machinery Corp. Bldg., Custom House Tower, etc." Yes, there really is an enormous Art Deco skyscraper called the United Shoe Machinery building, and it still stands. 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

Columbus Courthouse: 1904

Columbus Courthouse: 1904

1904. "Courthouse -- Columbus, O." Continuing today's Columbian theme. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Columbian Caravels: 1905

Columbian Caravels: 1905

Circa 1905. "Caravels and La Rabida (Sanitarium for Children), Jackson Park, Chicago. Replicas of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria that participated in the World's Columbian Exposition." Note the hand-propelled trike. Happy Columbus Day from Shorpy! 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Ready to Rumble: 1928

Ready to Rumble: 1928

"1928 Hudson." Somewhere in the Bay Area. Pass me the flask, will you? (And who's driving this rig?) 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Farm to Table: 1960

Farm to Table: 1960

Amelia County, Virginia, in the early 1960s. Sunday dinner at the Miller house, with the farm of Marvin and Thelma Warriner in the background. Photo by Helen Warriner-Burke. View full size.

Captive Cacti: 1905

Captive Cacti: 1905

Pittsburgh circa 1905. "Cacti, Phipps Conservatory, Schenley Park." The Devil's Pin Cushion and other visitors to Pennsylvania. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Make Way for Trucklings!

Make Way for Trucklings!

May 1943. "Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore. Girl driver on a supply truck." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Ironwoman: 1943

Ironwoman: 1943

June 1943. Arlington County, Va. "Arlington Farms, war duration residence halls. Laundry room in Idaho Hall." Photo by Esther Bubley. View full size.

 

Kewpee Hamburgs: 1930s

Kewpee Hamburgs: 1930s

Circa 1930s. "Kewpee Hotels hamburger stand." This early fast-food chain ("Hamburg / Pickle on top / Makes your heart / Go flippity-flop") got its start in Michigan in the 1920s. Location and photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Beanball: 1920

Beanball: 1920

"Boston Common, 1920. Baseball field and Beacon Hill." An aerial view from the Shorpy skybox. 4x5 inch glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 
 
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