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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

Silk Giant: 1923

Silk Giant: 1923

August 25, 1923. The Navy airship ZR-1 in its hangar at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

The Long Tail: 1923

The Long Tail: 1923

The airship ZR-1 leaving its hangar at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey in 1923. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Center Market: 1890

Center Market: 1890

Wagons at the Center Market, Washington, D.C., circa 1890. View full size.

 

American Pineapple: 1942

American Pineapple: 1942

November 1942. "An American pineapple, of the kind the Axis finds hard to digest, is ready to leave the hand of an infantryman in training at Fort Belvoir, Va." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

On the Tipple: 1910

On the Tipple: 1910

On the tipple at the Bessie Mine, Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Co. These young boys work around and on these coal cars, loaded and empty, while they are running at full speed. It is dangerous. One of these boys said, "Ain't hardly a day goes by that someone don't get pinched or hurt." "I got my leg jammed a while ago and was laid up a week." Location: Bessie Mine, Alabama. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine, 1910. View full size

 

Ballooning Contest: 1908

Ballooning Contest: 1908

The International Ballooning Contest at Aero Park, Chicago, July 4th, 1908. View full size.

 

Ahoy, Mate: 1902

Ahoy, Mate: 1902

Another view of Fitz Guerin's sailing sisters from 1902. View full size.

 
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