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

Top Gun: 1921

Top Gun: 1921

Circa 1921. Cutaway model of an F5L flying boat at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

F5L Flying Boat: 1921

F5L Flying Boat: 1921

1921 or 1922. "Aeroplane exhibit, museum." For a closeup of the sign click here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Charleston: 1865

Charleston: 1865

1865. "Charleston, South Carolina. View from roof of Orphan Asylum. The Citadel in middle distance." From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, 1863-1865. Wet plate glass negative, half of stereo pair, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

U.S.S. Onondaga: 1864

U.S.S. Onondaga: 1864

1864. "James River, Virginia. Double-turreted monitor U.S.S. Onondaga; soldiers in rowboat." From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, 1861-1865. View full size.

 

Rays for Rats: 1926

Rays for Rats: 1926

January 13, 1926. "Violet Ray treatment on white rats at Agriculture Dept." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Chicopee: 1911

Chicopee: 1911

November 1911. Chicopee, Massachusetts. "Group of workers in Dwight Manufacturing Co. Stanley Twarog, one of the smallest boys, 81 Park Street. Works in spinning room. Tony Soccha, shortest boy in front, overalls. Very young, 65 Exchange Street. A bobbin boy in Room 7; has been there a year." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Kodachrome Crowd: 1958

Kodachrome Crowd: 1958

How to dress for Knott's Berry Farm, California, on a gray day in February 1958. One of my sister's honeymoon Kodachromes. View full size.

 
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