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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Santa's Helpers: 1924

Santa's Helpers: 1924

December 6, 1924. "Greenwich Village Follies girls mending toys." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Nine Lives: 1910

Nine Lives: 1910

October 1910, aboard the steamship Trent off Bermuda. "M. Vaniman and cat." Melvin Vaniman, first engineer aboard the hydrogen airship America, with the tabby cat mascot of their ill-fated attempt at the first air crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Wireless Dude: 1910

Wireless Dude: 1910

October 1910. "Wireless operator Ginsburg of Trent." Radioman Ginsburg aboard the steamship Trent, which, after being alerted by "Morse lamp," took on passengers from Walter Wellman's hydrogen dirigible America near Bermuda in an exciting air-to-sea rescue that saved all those aboard the foundering airship, including a tabby cat. 5x7 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Angels of Mercy: 1917

Angels of Mercy: 1917

Washington, D.C., 1917. "American Red Cross, dedication of building." These ladies hail from West Virginia. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The First Lady: 1909

The First Lady: 1909

"Mrs. William Howard Taft." First Lady Helen Herron (Nellie) Taft at the H&E studios circa 1909. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Salvation Army: 1920

Salvation Army: 1920

Washington, D.C, circa 1920. "Salvation Army." At the intersection of E and Eighth streets N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

BFF: 1922

BFF: 1922

May 20, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Veronica & Miriam de Gracie," daughters of Mr. and Mrs. S. Lonsade de Gracie. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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