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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • UP N' ATOM: c. 1950s

Rainbow Vets Diner: 1936

Rainbow Vets Diner: 1936

September 1936. "Amoskeag, Manchester, New Hampshire." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Carpe Diem: 1936

Carpe Diem: 1936

February 1936. "Westmoreland Homesteads. Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. Young homesteader." Pioneers, o pioneers! Etcetera, etc. 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Battleship Texas: 1900

Battleship Texas: 1900

Circa 1900. "U.S. Battleship Texas, chief petty officers." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sam Cooley: 1865

Sam Cooley: 1865

Circa 1865. "Wagons and camera of Sam A. Cooley, U.S. photographer, Department of the South." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

A Woman's Work: 1942

A Woman's Work: 1942

October 1942. "Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California. Planes made here include the B-17F Flying Fortress heavy bomber, A-20 assault bomber and C-47 transport." Happy Labor Day from Shorpy! 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Gasoline Alley: 1935

Gasoline Alley: 1935

December 1935. "Hamilton County, Ohio. Cincinnati slum dwellings." An alleyway view of the "Garage" sign seen in the previous post. 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Gritty Cincy: 1935

Gritty Cincy: 1935

December 1935. "Hamilton County, Ohio. Cincinnati slum dwellings." Close-up of the houses seen in yesterday's post. Note the railcar in the background. 35mm negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Greatest Show on Earth: 1904

Greatest Show on Earth: 1904

1904. "Hotel Lincoln, Pittsburg." Let's turn our attention to those Barnum & Bailey circus posters: "Two days only, commencing Wednesday afternoon May 18, Old Stock Yard Grounds, East Liberty. Two performances daily, doors open at 1 and 7 p.m." Featured act: The Wentworth Trio, "trick riders in a series of entirely new equestrian acts with running horses and English road carts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Neighbors: 1935

Neighbors: 1935

December 1935. "Hamilton County, Ohio. Cincinnati slum dwellings." 35mm negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Crossings: 1939

Crossings: 1939

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1939. "Georgia Central Railway Bridge, Railroad Street." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Pass the Sunblock: 1905

Pass the Sunblock: 1905

On the Atlantic circa 1905. "An afternoon on the beach." Careful not to burn those elbows! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Glee: 1896

Glee: 1896

1896. "Bachelors' Glee Club, U.S.S. Maine." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart for the Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Fountain of Youth: 1950

Fountain of Youth: 1950

Well, hot summer weather has finally come to this part of Northern California, so it's time to haul out the lawn sprinkler and the kid and let 'er rip. Here in 1950 in our back yard in Idyllic Larkspur™, my sister is handling the camera and I'm handling the comedy. View full size.

Washington Water: 1935

Washington Water: 1935

July 1935. "Outside water supply, Washington, D.C. Only source of water supply winter and summer for many houses in slum areas. In some places drainage is so poor that surplus water backs up in huge puddles." These municipal water taps (or pumps -- they have crank handles) appear in several photos from this series. I wonder if any survive. 35mm negative by Carl Mydans. View full size.

 

The Apartment: 1935

The Apartment: 1935

July 1935. "Kitchen of an apartment available for rent in the District of Columbia." One of hundreds of photographs taken by Carl Mydans to document housing conditions in the poorer sections of Washington, D.C., during the Depression. 35mm nitrate negative for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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