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The Wounded: 1864

The Wounded: 1864

May 1864. "Kearny's men wounded at Fredericksburg." Wet plate glass negative, right half of stereo pair. Photograph by James Gardner. View full size.

 

Chinese Opera House: 1908

Chinese Opera House: 1908

New York, 1908. "The Chinese Opera House." 5-7 Doyers Street. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Death Mask: 1908

Death Mask: 1908

New York circa 1908. Making a plaster death mask. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

 

Hilltop Park: 1912

Hilltop Park: 1912

Washington Heights in New York City, 1912. "American League Park (Hilltop Park)." View full size. 5x7 nitrate negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Crow Girl: 1910

Crow Girl: 1910

Marion Gaynor, daughter of New York Mayor William J. Gaynor, and her pet crow "Pete" circa 1910. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. Marion, an animal lover whose first of four marriages came when she was 16, died after a train hit her car at a Long Island grade crossing in 1944.

 

Out to Lunch: 1908

Out to Lunch: 1908

1908. The East Front of the U.S. Capitol, with the Washington Monument at left. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Whee: 1943

Whee: 1943

December 1943. Washington, D.C. "Child playing in nursery at the United Nations service center while her mother buys tickets at Union Station." Medium format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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