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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Mermaid Club: 1920

Mermaid Club: 1920

"Mermaid Club, Philadelphia." Members in bathing suits circa 1920. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Harriot Stanton Blatch: 1913

Harriot Stanton Blatch: 1913

July 30, 1913, New York. Suffragist Harriot Stanton Blatch in the front seat of a Cole touring car with (from left) Susan Fitzgerald, Emma Bugbee and Maggie Murphy. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Polar Express: 1942

Polar Express: 1942

December 1942. Proviso classification yard of the Chicago & North Western Railroad. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Oyster Bay: 1908

Oyster Bay: 1908

September 1908. "Invited guests going to Roosevelt house on foot and by carriage" at Sagamore Hill, the president's estate near Oyster Bay, Long Island. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Immigrant Arrival: 1907

Immigrant Arrival: 1907

Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, New York. Photo from the George Grantham Bain collection, 1907. View full size.

 

New York Tenement: 1912

New York Tenement: 1912

A Jewish family works on garters in the kitchen of a New York City tenement home. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, November, 1912. View full size.

 

Boys' Choir: 1942

Boys' Choir: 1942

"Portuguese Boy Scouts singing in New Bedford, Massachusetts." Photograph by John Collier, spring 1942. View full size.

 
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