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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

Dixie Chicken: 1941

Dixie Chicken: 1941

August 1941. "Feast of Farm Security Administration 'Food for Defense' chickens for the Craig Field flying cadets' Sunday dinner. Southeastern Air Training Center, Selma, Alabama." Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Ancients and Honorables: 1903

Ancients and Honorables: 1903

Boston circa 1903. "London Ancients and Honorables leaving Rowe's wharf on steamer Nantasket for harbor trip." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

New Moon: 1920

New Moon: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920, back at 2150 Washington St. "Moon auto." And if you don't like my parking, get off the sidewalk! 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Mountain Retreat: 1905

Mountain Retreat: 1905

Washington County, Maryland, circa 1905. "Buena Vista Springs station at Pen-Mar." A Blue Ridge mountain resort, developed by the Western Maryland Railway, that took its name from the two neighboring states. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Between Bureaucracies: 1937

Between Bureaucracies: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "U.S. Labor Department and Interstate Commerce Commission Building. Passageway between ICC and Departmental Auditorium sections." 8x10 acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Wave Riders: 1903

Wave Riders: 1903

Asbury Park, New Jersey, circa 1903. "Landing through the surf." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pain's Spectacle: 1905

Pain's Spectacle: 1905

Brooklyn circa 1905. "Oriental Hotel and bath house, Manhattan Beach, N.Y." At left, a sign pointing the way to the bicycle track as well as "Pain's Spectacle in Fireworks." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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