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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WE HAVE A BIG JOB: WWII
 

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Ladies' Furnishings: 1951

Ladies' Furnishings: 1951

May 17, 1951. "John Wanamaker, Great Neck, Long Island. Staircase I." Two departments of this New York department store; we wonder if Alice and Trixie ever ventured out this far. 4x5 negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Sunday Supplement: 1926

Sunday Supplement: 1926

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1926. "Rotogravure press, Lanman Engraving Co." Printing the Sunday, Aug. 29 "Pictorial Section" of the Washington Post. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Que Sera, Sera: 1922

Que Sera, Sera: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Dorris touring car at Shreve & Co." Latest entry in the Shorpy Parade of Archaic Chariots. Photo by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Imperial Air: 1931

Imperial Air: 1931

October 1931. "Imperial Airways aircraft refueling at Semakh, British Mandate Palestine." 5x7 glass negative, Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Downward Spiral: 1936

Downward Spiral: 1936

Washington, D.C., circa 1936. "U.S. Supreme Court interiors. Stairwell looking down." Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Crack Salesmen: 1936

Crack Salesmen: 1936

Oct. 8, 1936. "H.O. Harrison Pontiac -- 'crack salesmen' and wives 'Going East' on streamliner City of San Francisco." 8x10 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Going in Style: 1920

Going in Style: 1920

        We'll leave it to our erudite commenters to elaborate on the party taking place in the background, a sort of Beaux-Arts photobomb involving a naked lady and a horse.

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "H.E.F. in Packard at L.O.C." National Photo proprietor Herbert E. French in an enormous touring car (note the multiple lamps and lanterns) outside the Library of Congress, the eventual repository for his company's vast archive of photographs. 8x6 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Neighbors: 1906

Neighbors: 1906

1906. "Birmingham, Alabama -- Jefferson County Courthouse and St. Paul's Church." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lone Woof: 1952

Lone Woof: 1952

"Brownie at Elden's -- March 16, 1952." The latest episode of Minnesota Koda­chromes takes us out to the farm. Photo by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Skid Row: 1924

Skid Row: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Star touring car with four-wheel brakes." The same venue (and graffitists) as our previous Star sighting. And more evidence that smoking is hazardous to your health. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Bonaventure Cemetery: 1901

Bonaventure Cemetery: 1901

        Midafternoon in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Circa 1901. "Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia." 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

River Traffic: 1910

River Traffic: 1910

New York circa 1910-12. "Manhattan Bridge and East River from Brooklyn." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Washday Alley: 1923

Washday Alley: 1923

"City rowhouses." Another entry in this series of Harris & Ewing views of back-alley Washington from 1923. 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Army Day: 1939

Army Day: 1939

April 6, 1939. "Memories of the World War were revived today as the latest types of tanks, preceded by 20,000 soldiers and veterans, paraded past the U.S. Capitol in the annual Army Day Parade which marked the 22nd anniversary of America into the World War. Thousands braved a heavy downpour to view the parade." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Family Night: 1957

Family Night: 1957

December 1957. "Family listening to radio." Mother sewing; Father reading; Sis petting; Junior tuning. 35mm negative by Warren K. Leffler. View full size.

 
 
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