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

Field Music: 1915

Field Music: 1915

Circa 1915. "Field music -- 1st Regiment. Army buglers, D.C. National Guard." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Adams Express: 1910

Adams Express: 1910

St. Louis, Missouri. "May 13, 1910, 11 a.m. Adams Express Company. One of the many young boys working as assistants on express wagons." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

Party Time: 1919

Party Time: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Woman suffrage. National Woman's Party, interior." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Momma's Marine: 1916

Momma's Marine: 1916

Washington, D.C., circa 1916. "Mrs. George Barnett and son." Lelia Gordon Barnett, wife of the Marine Corps commandant, and her son Basil Gordon, who in 1923 became the first person to crash an airplane in the District of Columbia. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bizette: 1938

Bizette: 1938

Louisiana circa 1938. "Bizette." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston for the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. View full size.

 

Portrait of a Film Geek: 1979

Portrait of a Film Geek: 1979

OK, so how many of you out there are thinking, "Why don't I take a picture of myself now surrounded by my crap so that 31 years from now I can see what I was interested in back then? Or what my hair looked like? And maybe let thousands of perfect strangers see?" Ah, I thought so. Well, none of that was going through my mind back then; this is another from a series I took to send to a friend who'd moved out of state. Obviously, I was (and still am) into film, about two years after I'd started to collect them by taping them off TV - which, unless you collected actual film prints, was the only way to do it. No DVDs, not even laserdiscs, and hardly any pre-recorded tapes that weren't porn. A couple of Atari cartridges indicate my slight interest in video games, plus there's a bunch of comic books in polyethylene bags (the carton on the middle shelf contains a supply of empties), and up on the top shelf some paper models that my friend who helped assemble them and I liked to call "Bogens." Look it up. This was taken in my video room, again on 35mm Kodachrome illuminated by bounce flash. View full size.

Carnival of Souls: 1904

Carnival of Souls: 1904

The Jersey Shore circa 1904. "On the beach, Atlantic City." Everyone please turn to face the time-portal! Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Williamsburg Bridge: 1904

Williamsburg Bridge: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Williamsburg Bridge over East River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Good Earth: 1937

The Good Earth: 1937

June 1937. "Wife of Texas tenant farmer. The wide lands of the Texas Panhandle are typically operated by white tenant farmers, i.e., those who possess teams and tools and some managerial capacity." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Santa Fe: 1943

Santa Fe: 1943

March 1943. "Winslow, Arizona. Young Indian laborer working in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe yards." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Riding Daisy: 1925

Riding Daisy: 1925

New York circa 1925. "Easton." Florence Easton, soprano with the Metropolitan Opera. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Woman Suffrage: 1913

Woman Suffrage: 1913

February 1913. "Woman suffrage -- hikers arriving in Washington from New York." Today marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Over the next few days we'll post some more suffrage photos. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Pause ... Drink: 1939

Pause ... Drink: 1939

Chatham County, Georgia, circa 1939. "Fahm Street, west side, Savannah. Row houses built about 1850. Torn down 1940 for Yamacraw Village housing." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Red, White and Aqua: 1895

Red, White and Aqua: 1895

Saratoga Springs, New York, circa 1895. "Hathorn Spring." Our second visit to the flag-bedecked facilities at this bottler of mineral water. View full size.

 

Excursionists: 1901

Excursionists: 1901

Circa 1901. "Sidewheeler Tashmoo." Our fourth look at the popular excursion steamer, which plied the Detroit River between Detroit and Port Huron. 8x10 inch glass negative by Lycurgus S. Glover, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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