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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Forest Camp: 1950s

Forest Camp: 1950s

Here's the Blissmobile with the portable kitchen attached. This looks like it could be Yosemite again, in the mid-fifties. 35mm color slide. View full size.

Photo Op: 1939

Photo Op: 1939

FSA photographer Arthur Rothstein somewhere in St. Louis with two young subjects in an uncaptioned exposure from January 1939. ("Hey Mister, got a light?" "No, Sonny, but I have a light meter.") 35mm negative. View full size.

 

Mixed Signals: 1939

Mixed Signals: 1939

January 1939. "Railroad tracks, St. Louis, Missouri." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Big Pennsylvania Hole: 1908

The Big Pennsylvania Hole: 1908

New York circa 1908. "The big Pennsylvania hole." Excavations for Pennsylvania Station. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ruby: 1915

Ruby: 1915

New York, December 11, 1915. "Mrs. John Charles Thomas." The singer Ruby Rothnour, wife of the noted baritone. In 1923 she got a divorce in Reno. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

The Knickerbocker: 1909

The Knickerbocker: 1909

New York, 1909. "Knickerbocker Hotel, Broadway & 42nd Street." Decked out for the Hudson-Fulton Celebration. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Sun-Catcher: 1906

Sun-Catcher: 1906

Detroit circa 1906. "Detroit Publishing Co., northwest view." Note the greenhouse-style glass to the right employing sunlight for printing and perhaps enlargement, as well as the unusual windows to the left. In the early years of the 20th century, the company was one of the world's biggest producers of color postcards. Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

The Blacksmiths: 1904

The Blacksmiths: 1904

Despatch, New York, circa 1904. "Blacksmith shop, Merchants' Despatch Transportation Co." Operations of the refrigerated rail freight line in what is now East Rochester. Panorama of two 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Cooks on Wheels: 1950s

Cooks on Wheels: 1950s

Bill Bliss and his family again, enjoying a little outdoor cooking sometime in the mid-fifties. I'm not sure where this is but I'm guessing somewhere up the Pacific coast. 35mm Anscochrome color slide. Here's another photo of their trip. View full size.

Keep Off the Grass: 1904

Keep Off the Grass: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Gen. Sherman statue at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. Hotels Netherland, Savoy and St. Regis." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Main Street: 1906

Main Street: 1906

Circa 1906. "Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts." Bonbons and dance lessons are among the goods and services on offer in this bustling burg. View full size.

 

Homestead Steel Works: 1910

Homestead Steel Works: 1910

Homestead, Pennsylvania, circa 1910. "Homestead Steel Works, Carnegie Steel Co." Lots of interesting details in this humongous panorama made from four 8x10 inch glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Yosemite Gathering: 1941

Yosemite Gathering: 1941

Here we see the Bliss family with friends in Yosemite. The year is 1940-41 based on the license plate to the right. The guy in the top row on the right reminds me of Richard from Boardwalk Empire. View full size.

Bull Street: 1901

Bull Street: 1901

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1901. "Bull Street." Glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Chez Alma: 1905

Chez Alma: 1905

Alma, Michigan, circa 1905. "Alma Sanitarium dining room." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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