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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

Team Players: 1906

Team Players: 1906

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1906. "Boys school baseball '06." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Abraham Lincoln: 1865

Abraham Lincoln: 1865

February 5, 1865. "Abraham Lincoln, seated, holding spectacles and a pencil." Glass transparency; photograph by Alexander Gardner. View full size.

 

Sanitary Ice Cream Cone: 1917

Sanitary Ice Cream Cone: 1917

April 3, 1917. Oklahoma City. "Workshop of Sanitary Ice Cream Cone Co., 116 S. Dewey Street. Boys packing cones are John Myers, 14 years old, and a boy 12 years old who is working steady now. Boss said: 'He said he wasn't going to school so I took him.' " Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Soccer Mom: 1908

Soccer Mom: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "Mrs. F.S. Bliven in auto." Husband Frank, who worked for Cook & Stoddard, the local Franklin automobile agency, made the newspapers for driving 35 miles with a broken steering knuckle. View full size.

 

The Cure: 1935

The Cure: 1935

October 1935. "Advertisements for popular malaria cure. Natchez, Mississippi." Photo by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Engine 15: 1910

Engine 15: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Engine Company No. 15." Ten firemen and their firedog. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Queensboro Bridge: 1909

Queensboro Bridge: 1909

New York, 1909. The new Queensboro (59th Street) Bridge over the East River. 8x10 inch glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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