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Vintage photos of:
December 15, 1914. "New York Municipal Lodging House. Some of the babies." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.
November 2, 1909. Watching the municipal election returns at the offices of the New York Herald and Evening Telegram, with the results beamed out from the projection booth using slides. William Gaynor was elected mayor. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size. Lots to see here.