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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA: GREAT BARRIER CORAL REEF

Avondale Shaft: 1911

Avondale Shaft: 1911

January 1911. "First Aid to the Injured" man with Draeger Oxygen Helmet. Avondale Shaft, D.L. & W. [Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad] Colliery near Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Nipper Joe: 1911

Nipper Joe: 1911

January 1911. Shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Co. mine at South Pittston. "At the close of the day. Waiting for the cage to go up. Small boy in front is Joe Pume, a Nipper, 163 Pine St." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Loie Fuller: 1902

Loie Fuller: 1902

The dancer Loie Fuller in a 1902 portrait by Frederick Glasier. View full size.

 

A Circus Girl: 1908

A Circus Girl: 1908

"A Circus Girl." 1908 photograph by Frederick W. Glasier of Brockton, Massachusetts. View full size.

 

Elephant Walk: 1920

Elephant Walk: 1920

April 24, 1920. New York City. "Overalls Circus Parade." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. In the background: The Cort Hotel, probably at 301 West 48th Street and Eighth Avenue. Is it still there?

 

Sennett Girls: 1919

Sennett Girls: 1919

"Mack Sennett girls in costume" circa 1919. Sennett, an early producer of silent films, was known as the King of Comedy for his slapstick reels. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Coaling: 1942

Coaling: 1942

December 1942. Locomotives over the ash pit at the roundhouse and coaling station of the Chicago & North Western Railroad yards. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, Office of War Information.

 
 
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