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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Wave of the Future: 1948

Wave of the Future: 1948

October 1948. "Bathing suit models in swimming pool." Bikini much? Not atoll. Anyone seen my gingham handkerchief? Photo by Toni Frissell. View full size.

 

Underdog: 1952

Underdog: 1952

1952. Motorcade to nowhere: Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in San Francisco. Photo by Bob Lerner for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Holy Coffee Mugs!

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Holy Coffee Mugs!

Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward) on the "Batman" set in Los Angeles in 1966. Who can explain the significance of the "22"? From a series of photos taken by Richard Hewett for Look magazine. View full size.

The Chalfonte: 1913

The Chalfonte: 1913

Atlantic City circa 1913. "Chalfonte Hotel." Here we are back at the beach, but with nary a pig in sight. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

A Garland of Goddesses: 1909

A Garland of Goddesses: 1909

New York, 1909. "Greek Festival -- Gladys Mumford, Mary Meyers, Susan Dresser, Elise Holmes, Mary French, Alice Richard, Gladys Robbins." The theme here is classical antiquity, although Miss Holmes betrays a certain Cubist insouciance. 8x10 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Blinging Up Baby: 1947

Blinging Up Baby: 1947

Jan. 27, 1947. "Kartch's, Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Interior rear, horizontal detail." An elaborate display of clothes and accessories for the baby in your life. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Flats Fixed: 1937

Flats Fixed: 1937

An uncaptioned photo from a group of pictures taken by Edwin Rosskam in the Northeast in the late 1930s. Who can locate the intersection? View full size.

 

Seabreeze: 1904

Seabreeze: 1904

        UPDATE: This is perhaps the earliest known example of a pig photobomb. See the comments for details.

Circa 1904. "The beach at Seabreeze -- Daytona, Florida." Open-air showcase for the latest styles in bonnets, bathing-costumes, self-propelled runabouts and light rigs. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Capital Steps: 1923

Capital Steps: 1923

"City rowhouses, 1923." Another glimpse of back-alley Washington, D.C. Added bonus: a nice turnbuckle star. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Batman: 1966

Batman: 1966

Adam West on the set of the movie "Batman" in 1966. From a series of photos taken by Richard Hewett for Look magazine. View full size.

Babes in the Woods: 1924

Babes in the Woods: 1924

August 1924. Washington, D.C. "Dancers, National American Ballet." Some really nice sashes here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Oaks Aplenty: 1904

Oaks Aplenty: 1904

Circa 1904. "Daytona, Florida -- Magnolia Avenue." Where oaks and palms abound. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Northern: 1907

The Northern: 1907

Littleton, New Hampshire, circa 1907. "Northern Hotel and post office block." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Kellogg's Chorus Line: 1952

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Kellogg's Chorus Line: 1952

New York, 1952. NBC's All Star Revue, hosted by Martha Raye, and its dancing cereal boxes. Photo by Charlotte Brooks for Look magazine. View full size.

Store Noir: 1947

Store Noir: 1947

Jan. 27, 1947. "Kartch's, Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Entrance, night." Our third look at this tony toggery. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 
 
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