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

Sorting: 1913

Sorting: 1913

February 3, 1913. "Interior: N.Y. Post Office." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

The Mailpipe: New York

The Mailpipe: New York

"N.Y. Post Office Pneumatic Tube" c. 1912. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

N.Y. Post Office

N.Y. Post Office

"N.Y. Post Office carriers' cases," circa 1912. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Ghost Office: 1912

Ghost Office: 1912

New York's new post office on Eighth Avenue circa 1912. Enlarged in 1934, it's now called the James Farley Building. View full size. In this seemingly deserted time exposure we can see the ghostly images of three different sets of legs.

 

Whee I

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Whee I

September 1961. Girls on an amusement park ride at Battersea Park, London. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Charles Eames. View full size.

Whee II

Whee II

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Montessori School." View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company.

 

Washington Market: 1812-1912

Washington Market: 1812-1912

New York, 1912. "Washington Market Centennial. With outside sheds removed by President McAneny. Also new window fronts affording light and air for interiors and the sidewalk restored to the public." View full size. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

 
 
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