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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • 1940 PACKARD SUPER-8

Bear With Me: 1908

Bear With Me: 1908

New York, 1908. "Stuffing a Teddy Bear." Our second photo illustrating this occupation. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain. View full size.

 

The Walls Have Eyes: 1908

The Walls Have Eyes: 1908

New York, 1908. "J.R. Bradley's animal trophies." Here's a look that would liven up any family room. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain. View full size.

 

Quiets the Nerves: 1915

Quiets the Nerves: 1915

New York, August 1915. "Express track, Ninth Avenue 'L.'" I was about to pass up this photo of the Ninth Avenue elevated line as being too damaged, then saw the giant bandaged kitty advertising Katzen ("Not a Dope -- Quiets the Nerves") and changed my mind. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain. View full size.

 

The White Family: 1913

The White Family: 1913

1913. "The Clarence White family in Maine. Mrs. Clarence White, seated by window in light, her husband and three sons in sailor outfits standing around her." 8x10 dry plate glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier. View full size.

 

Metropolis: 1925

Metropolis: 1925

Circa 1925, another scene from the Atwater Kent radio factory in Philadelphia. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Den Mother: 1913

Den Mother: 1913

"Boy Scouts, 1913." Our thrifty Scouts again, with the postmistress seen here yesterday. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Express Strike: 1910

Express Strike: 1910

"Express Strike, New York City." In 1910, wagon drivers for Adams Express, American Express, Wells Fargo and other delivery companies went on strike, leading to riots and rock-throwing when the strike-breakers were called in. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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