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

Human Roulette: 1908

Human Roulette: 1908

The Jersey Shore circa 1908. "Atlantic City bathing beach and Steeplechase Pier." Who out there can fill us in on "Human Roulette" and "Human Niagara"? 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Genesee Street: 1904

Genesee Street: 1904

Syracuse, New York, circa 1904. "Genesee Street." Early-1900s standbys include the usual assortment of painless dentists, and a "Misfit" clothing parlor. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Big & Tall: 1908

Big & Tall: 1908

December 1908. "Catawba Cotton Mills. Newton, N.C. It seems a pity that some of the spinning frames are so large that the children cannot operate them." Glass negative (and sardonic caption) by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

A Case of the Mondays: 1925

A Case of the Mondays: 1925

There's no caption for this yellowing print of a lady at an office desk with postage stamps (quite possibly on October 19, 1925). Yet there must be some reason it's in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. View full size.

 

Rocky Road: 1937

Rocky Road: 1937

February 1937. "Missouri family of five, seven months from the drought area. 'Broke, baby sick, car trouble.' U.S. 99 near Tracy, California." Last seen here. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Wharfcar: 1922

Wharfcar: 1922

        UPDATE: The intersection is 18th and U streets NW, on the edge of Adams-Morgan.

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "NO CAPTION (Streetcar stop)." Our second sample from this series of traffic-related views. Who can locate the intersection? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Kid Crossing: 1922

Kid Crossing: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "NO CAPTION (Children, police motorcycles with sidecars, and streetcar in street)." From a series of photos whose subject seems to be traffic safety. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Grand Hotel: 1908

Grand Hotel: 1908

New York in 1908. "Hotel Astor, Times Square." Note the fancy roof garden. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Family Truckster: 1937

Family Truckster: 1937

May 1937. "One of three related Oklahoma drought refugee families on the highway near Lordsburg, New Mexico, going to Roswell to chop cotton." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

En Route: 1943

En Route: 1943

March 1943. "Washington, D.C. -- Riding on a streetcar." More hats with netting! Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Polo Grounds: 1909

Polo Grounds: 1909

New York, 1909. "Polo Grounds, view from Coogan's Bluff (baseball)." 8x10 inch glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Apex: 1934

Apex: 1934

Washington, D.C., circa 1934. "Washington Monument. Capstone without lightning rods." 8x10 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

New York Skyscrapers: 1908

New York Skyscrapers: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Broadway and Trinity Building." With the Singer tower bringing up the rear. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Essex Motor Cars: 1920

Essex Motor Cars: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington Herald, 1210 18th Street N.W." The business next door, its products having motored off into oblivion, is now a Pei Wei. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

I Feel Fine: 1944

I Feel Fine: 1944

June 1944. "Brooklyn, New York. Home nursing class held at the community house of the Church of the Good Shepherd." Also: The "Basic Seven" food groups. Photo by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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