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

Sunset School: 1921

Sunset School: 1921

October 7, 1921. "School in Session. Sunset School, Marey, West Virginia. Pocahontas County." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Jazz Cats: 1925

Jazz Cats: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Petworth Orchestra." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Mardi Gras: 1900

Mardi Gras: 1900

"Mardi Gras, New Orleans, the Red Pageant," circa 1900-1910. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

The Great Gesticulator: 1924

The Great Gesticulator: 1924

September 1, 1924. "Robert M. La Follette, first radio campaign speech." Republican senator from Wisconsin and Progressive Party presidential candidate "Fighting Bob" La Follette, who died less than a year after this picture was taken. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Chillin' Under the El: 1913

Chillin' Under the El: 1913

New York City, July 31, 1913. "Children at Play." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Old New York: 1913

Old New York: 1913

Summer 1913. "Bird's eye view of N.Y.C. from roof of Consolidated Gas Building." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Leaving Cadiz: 1943

Leaving Cadiz: 1943

March 1943. "Santa Fe R.R. line leaving Cadiz, California. This town is a junction point with a branch going to Phoenix." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

 
 
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