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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Playtime: 1908

Playtime: 1908

New York ca. 1908. "Kindergarten, East Side Free School for Crippled Children." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Red Sox-Giants: 1912

Red Sox-Giants: 1912

October 1912. Washington, D.C. "Baseball, Professional. Electric scoreboard." A close-up of the "baseball game reproducer" from the previous post showing results of the 1912 World Series between New York and Boston to crowds on a Washington street. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

World Series: 1912

World Series: 1912

"Baseball, Professional. Crowds at scoreboard." Watching the 1912 World Series courtesy of the Washington Post on an electro-mechanical scoreboard that looks something like a big pinball game. In the years before the first radio broadcasts in the early 1920s, newspapers, linked to reporters by telephone, wire service or "wireless telegraph," provided live coverage of sporting events like prizefights and baseball games to crowds on the street, with announcers and scoreboards giving play-by-play results. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Radio Girl: 1925

Radio Girl: 1925

1925. Winding transformer coils at the Atwater Kent radio factory in Philadelphia. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Model Student: 1940

A Model Student: 1940

Circa 1940. "Montgomery High School, Maryland." Some of these students also seen here. National Photo Company Collection film negative. View full size.

 

Fun Noir: 1905

Fun Noir: 1905

"Luna Park at night." Third in a series of Detroit Publishing glass negatives showing the Coney Island attraction at night circa 1905. View full size.

 

Home Depot: 1910

Home Depot: 1910

September 1910. "Boys working for Hickok Lumber Company. Burlington, Vermont." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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