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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Navy Yard Newsies: 1903

Navy Yard Newsies: 1903

Circa 1903. "Sands Street entrance, Brooklyn Navy Yard." With a flock of newsies, and Lewis Hine nowhere in sight. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Back to the Arcade: 1925

Back to the Arcade: 1925

1925. The Arcade, the converted streetcar barn seen in our previous post in 1913. Now it's a dozen years later, the horse has been retired, and a big radio tower has sprouted. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Animal House: 1900

Animal House: 1900

"Football team." Circa 1895-1910, location unknown. "James" written on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Vencedor: 1897

Vencedor: 1897

September 4, 1897. Commodore H.M. Gillig's racing sloop Vencedor on Lake Erie. Photo by John S. Johnston. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Fun Central: 1913

Fun Central: 1913

"Arcade Market." The Arcade building in Washington circa 1913, with "garden movies," bowling, billiards, dance pavilion, cafe, soda fountain and who knows what other fun stuff. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Spread It On Thick: 1926

Spread It On Thick: 1926

Washington, D.C. "Semmes Motor Co. Meadow Gold Butter truck, 1926." C Street N.W. at 10th. (And running in front of the building at the back was something called "Little B Street.") National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Ringside: 1864

Ringside: 1864

December 15, 1864. "Nashville, Tennessee. Battle of Nashville. Spectators watching the fight between generals Hood and Thomas." Photograph by George N. Barnard. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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