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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Manhattan Terminal: 1906

Manhattan Terminal: 1906

New York circa 1906. "Manhattan entrance to Brooklyn Bridge." The street railroad terminal. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Another fine mess

Isn't that Stan Laurel on the far right?

Watch out ladies

for the dashing and debonair young fellow on the second deck to the left. Just waiting to unleash his charms on some unsuspecting lass.

Leaning on the railing

is a man who knows something that you don't.

NYC Mugging

Those two men in the peanut gallery (upper left) look they are planning to relieve the photographer of his equipment, posthaste.

Handsome character

Wearing a derby and standing on the platform, apparently much happier than the dour fellow in the straw boater on the same level-

Gold Rush

The Gold Dust Twins, Goldie & Dustie were used to market Fairbanks Gold Dust Washing Powder. It was around until the mid 1950s, when the characters were no longer acceptable.

Designed

By Escher? What a marvelous mix of angles and forms concatenating into such a simple, utilitarian structure.

 
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