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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Children's Room: 1941

Children's Room: 1941

February 1, 1941. "Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park Plaza. Children's Room, from balcony." 5x7 safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Fulton Market Pier: 1933

Fulton Market Pier: 1933

April 11, 1933. "New York City views. Fishing boat at Fulton Market Pier." Medium format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Esplanade Avenue: 1900

Esplanade Avenue: 1900

"Esplanade Street, New Orleans, 1900." And running along the grassy median, streetcar tracks. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Everyman: 1940

Everyman: 1940

May 1940. "Untitled." Mr. U and the rest of the Untitleds somewhere near Durham, North Carolina. 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Over Here: 1918

Over Here: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Army soldiers, Walter Reed Hospital." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Park Avenue: 1957

Park Avenue: 1957

January 23, 1957. "425 Park Avenue From northwest." Going up down the street: The Seagram Building. Safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Stuyvesant Dock Terminal: 1900

Stuyvesant Dock Terminal: 1900

Louisiana circa 1900. "Stuyvesant elevators, docks, R.R. terminal at New Orleans." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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