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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BRITISH COLUMBIA VACATION-LAND: 1950s

The Anonymous Nurse: 19xx

The Anonymous Nurse: 19xx

"Unknown woman in nurse's uniform -- between 1873 and ca. 1916." 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

Ense Petit Placidam: 1906

Ense Petit Placidam: 1906

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Old State House from Washington Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

King's Chapel: 1906

King's Chapel: 1906

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Tremont Street looking south -- King's Chapel and Tremont Temple." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Headstrong: 1940

Headstrong: 1940

August 1940. "Highway outside Natchez, Mississippi. Negro women carrying bundles of laundry and boxes on their heads." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Kentucky Tepee: 1940

Kentucky Tepee: 1940

July 1940. "Cabins imitating the Indian teepee for tourists along highway south of Bardstown, Kentucky." Composite of two photos by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Well-Read Schoolhouse: 1940

Well-Read Schoolhouse: 1940

August 1940. "One-room school in Breathitt County, Kentucky." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sepia City: 1912

Sepia City: 1912

1912. "New York south from Metropolitan Tower." Irving Underhill photo. View full size.

 

The Springwater Bunch: 1910

The Springwater Bunch: 1910

This image was found in a stash of circa 1910 glass negatives from an unknown photographer who lived in Springwater, New York. I know nothing about who's here or why they were gathered in someone's parlor, but I love its Norman Rockwell vibe. Every face looks like one of his subjects. Scanned from a 4x5 inch glass plate. View full size.

High Castle: 1912

High Castle: 1912

November 20, 1912. "Woolworth Building, New York." Irving Underhill photo. View full size.

 

Liquid Assets: 1961

Liquid Assets: 1961

1961. Mount Clemens, Michigan. "Mount Clemens Savings and Loan. Meathe, Kessler & Associates, architects." Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

Madame Sylvia: 1936

Madame Sylvia: 1936

New York, 1936. "Beauty & fitness expert Sylvia Ulback, Madame Sylvia of Hollywood, posing with duckpins shaped like penguins." Photo by Ray Lee Jackson, NBC Studio. View full size.

 

Last Rites: 1968

Last Rites: 1968

June 8, 1968. "Funeral cortege of Robert F. Kennedy." Mourners viewing RFK's funeral train as it made its way from New York to Washington after his assassination. 35mm Kodachrome from photos by Paul Fusco and Thomas Koeniges for Look magazine. View full size.

Stars & Stripes: 1942

Stars & Stripes: 1942

May 1942. "Philadelphia Quartermaster Corps. The tradition of Betsy Ross is being kept alive in this Quartermaster Corps depot, where a young woman worker assists in the creation of American flags for military activities." Happy Flag Day from Shorpy! 4x5 inch acetate negative by Howard Liberman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

La. Ladies: 1940

La. Ladies: 1940

June 1940. "Buying dress goods in project cooperative store. Transylvania Resettlement Project, Louisiana." Medium acetate format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cajun Kids: 1940

Cajun Kids: 1940

June 1940. Schriever, Louisiana. "Cajun children on Terrebonne Farms Project." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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