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

Going Down: 1908

Going Down: 1908

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, circa 1908. "Diver repairing a lock gate." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Downsized: 1977

Downsized: 1977

New Chevrolet meets Old Cadillac circa 1977 in Medford, Mass., on the corner of Mystic Avenue and Harvard Street at a service station whose name escapes me. Not the best time for American cars! View full size.

Priscilla Mills: 1911

Priscilla Mills: 1911

April 1911. Meridian, Mississippi. "Noon hour at Priscilla Knitting Mills. Small boys who work here." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

In the Driver's Seat: 1915

In the Driver's Seat: 1915

At the wheel circa 1915. "NO CAPTION" is the caption here. Perhaps someone will recognize the insignia on the lady's uniform. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Arms and the Girl: 1915

Arms and the Girl: 1915

1915. "National Guard, District of Columbia, in camp." We're short on context here, so feel free to create your own narrative. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

All My Children: 1942

All My Children: 1942

Spring 1942. New Bedford, Massachusetts. "Portuguese mother with pictures of her sons, who are all in service." Photo by John Collier, OWI. View full size.

 

Eeyore Express: 1904

Eeyore Express: 1904

California circa 1904. "Our baggage is coming on ahead." These novelty scenes were a relative rarity in the Detroit Publishing catalog. View full size.

 

Ten Men: 1920

Ten Men: 1920

New York. June 3, 1920. "Columbia U. Class of 1910." A Shorpy tip of the mortarboard to our recent college grads! Bain News Service. View full size.

 

A Hasty Lunch: 1905

A Hasty Lunch: 1905

Coney Island, New York, circa 1905. "Picnicing on the beach -- a hasty lunch." 8½ x 6½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Omega Oil: 1901

Omega Oil: 1901

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1901. "Armory of the Ohio National Guard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Big Four: 1940

Big Four: 1940

May 1940. "Cairo, Illinois -- Big Four Cafe." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

On Broadway: 1910

On Broadway: 1910

A vertiginous view of New York circa 1910. "Broadway from Chambers Street -- City Hall Park, Post Office, Park Row, City Investing and Singer buildings." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Indigo Girl: 1943

Indigo Girl: 1943

April 1943. "Chicago & North Western R.R. -- Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse in Clinton, Iowa." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Rear Window: 1938

Rear Window: 1938

July 1938. "Slums in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Good Night: 1897

Good Night: 1897

Circa 1897. "Aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn -- good night." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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