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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE'S NO MEDICINE FOR REGRET, 1945

Ontario in the Ice: 1905

Ontario in the Ice: 1905

Circa 1905. "Canadian Pacific transfer steamer Ontario in the ice." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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