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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE BOCK BEER MAID, 1886

The Lotos Lantern: 1916

The Lotos Lantern: 1916

Washington, D.C., circa 1916. An uncaptioned street scene showing a Red Cross building, a "Dermatological Institute," a handicraft school and the Lotos Lantern Tea House. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Angels Alfresco: 1910

Angels Alfresco: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Portrait of nurses on lawn." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Westbound Freight: 1943

Westbound Freight: 1943

March 1943. "Chillicothe, Illinois. Changing crews and cabooses of a westbound freight along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

U.S.S. Onondaga: 1864

U.S.S. Onondaga: 1864

1864. "James River, Virginia. Monitor U.S.S. Onondaga; soldiers in rowboat. From photographs of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Indian Court: 1939

Indian Court: 1939

Six of seven WPA posters by Louis B. Siegriest (1899-1989) promoting American Indian art at the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939. Available as Vintagraph fine-art prints, made from ultra high-resolution scans of the original serigraphs -- very detailed and quite beautiful. View full size | Shop the art.

World Furniture: 1908

World Furniture: 1908

October 1908. Evansville, Indiana. "World Furniture Company, noon hour. Boy at left hand end was running machine composed of two unguarded circular Saws. The board he was pushing stuck and he gave it an impatient shove. Had he slipped, both hands and arms would have gone into the edges of the saws." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Loco: 1890

Loco: 1890

Circa 1890. "Mexican Central Railway train at station." Dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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