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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Whoosh: 1942

Whoosh: 1942

December 1942. Time exposure of repair tracks of the Chicago & North Western R.R. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Hanna Furnaces: 1942

Hanna Furnaces: 1942

November 1942. Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corporation, Detroit. General view showing tank which stores gas from the coke oven. Square building and extension in middle ground is where coal is fed to a feeder belt and then transferred to a storage place on top of the coke oven. The coal is then dropped into three inverted bottle-like containers and from there fed directly into the coke ovens. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel.

 

Great Lakes Steel: 1942

Great Lakes Steel: 1942

November 1942. "Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corp., Detroit. Coal pusher apparatus with coal storage building seen in the fog which constantly hangs over the plant." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel. View full size.

 

American Girl: 1920

American Girl: 1920

"Miss Smith and Dolls." Emily Smith (1901-1980), daughter of New York Gov. Al Smith, circa 1919-21. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Cy Smith: 1911

Cy Smith: 1911

Boxer Cy Smith in November 1911. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

The Winning Team: 1908

The Winning Team: 1908

Borden team, winner of the obstacle test in the Work Horse Parade on Union Square. June 13, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Union Square: 1908

Union Square: 1908

Work Horse Parade obstacle course on Union Square, New York City. June 13, 1908. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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