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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL: 1840-1940

South From Chestnut: 1910

South From Chestnut: 1910

Circa 1910. "High Street south from Chestnut, Columbus, Ohio." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Voice of Authority: 1936

Voice of Authority: 1936

Washington, D.C., circa 1936. "Hard, William." Newsman, radio commentator and, later, Reader's Digest editor. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Road Tripping: 1952

Road Tripping: 1952

"6 Oct 1952. Clara & Grace at chenille & souvenir shop south of _______ ." We're back with Hubert and Grace on their road trip from Minnesota, the day before our previous photo was made at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Where are we now? 35mm Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle; paint by Dr. Seuss. View full size.

Greyhound Garage: 1943

Greyhound Garage: 1943

September 1943. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Removing a tire from a bus at the Greyhound garage." Office of War Information photo by Esther Bubley, that amanuensis of the motorcoach, whose hundreds of bus images rival Jack Delano's train photos in their breadth and number. View full size.

 

Winter Quarters: 1864

Winter Quarters: 1864

1864-65. "13th New York Heavy Artillery, Winter Quarters, Petersburg, Va." Wet plate glass negative, Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Surfside One: 1908

Surfside One: 1908

Miami circa 1908. "Cocoanut trees along the docks." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Office Alfresco: 1958

Office Alfresco: 1958

Somewhere around Los Angeles circa 1958. "Aluminum Group furniture (chairs, ottomans, tables) designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller Inc." Our third behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous world of furniture modeling. Large format negative from the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. View full size.

Inaugural Parade: 1917

Inaugural Parade: 1917

March 5, 1917. Washington, D.C. "Woodrow Wilson inaugural parade." Of peripheral interest on Pennsylvania Avenue: the three-act drama Just a Woman at Poli's Theater, and "modern 'Cadillac' automobiles" for rent at $3 an hour at the Willard Hotel. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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