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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Push Harder: 1908

Push Harder: 1908

Clement-Bayard dirigible in shed in France circa 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Jerusalem: 1931

Jerusalem: 1931

Graf Zeppelin over the Tower of David, Jerusalem. April 11, 1931. View full size. American Colony Photo Dept. Visit the Shorpy Zeppelin Hangar.

 

Zeppelin in Flight: 1908

Zeppelin in Flight: 1908

German airship in flight over the Bodensee. July 4, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

A Tight Squeeze: 1908

A Tight Squeeze: 1908

"Zeppelin airship seen from water at 6:05 AM." German zeppelin on the Bodensee. August 4, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Easy Does It: 1908

Easy Does It: 1908

German zeppelin LZ3 entering its shed on the Bodensee. 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Luftschiff Zeppelin 3: 1908

Luftschiff Zeppelin 3: 1908

Luftschiff Zeppelin 3, July 1908, approaching its hangar on the Bodensee. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Laverne & Shirley: 1942

Laverne & Shirley: 1942

Grinder operators at Republic Drill & Tool, Chicago. August 1942. View full size. Photograph by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information.

 
 
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