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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

M-3s in Action: 1942

M-3s in Action: 1942

June 1942. "M-3 tanks in action. Fort Knox, Kentucky." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Sells After School: 1913

Sells After School: 1913

October 1913. San Antonio, Texas. "Lionel Perry, 9-year-old newsboy. Starts out at 5 a.m. usually, 4 a.m. on Sundays. Sells after school." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee.

 

Harpers Ferry: 1865

Harpers Ferry: 1865

1865. "Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. View of Maryland Heights at confluence of Shenandoah and Potomac rivers." Wet plate glass negative (detail) by James Gardner. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Rockers: 1922

Rockers: 1922

Vienna, Virginia, circa 1922. Summer residence of Iowa senator William S. Kenyon and family. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Penthouse: 1909

Penthouse: 1909

June 8, 1909. "Living on a skyscraper." Roof of a New York apartment house. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Mott Street Again: 1910

Mott Street Again: 1910

Another view of Mott Street in New York's Little Italy (now Chinatown) circa 1910. The building in the middle, 156 Mott, with the Italian pharmacy, is now the Foot Reflexology Center in this Google Street View. The address on the right, 156 Mott, is now just two stories. Most of the basement entrances have been covered. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

The Wounded: 1864

The Wounded: 1864

May 1864. "Kearny's men wounded at Fredericksburg." Wet plate glass negative, right half of stereo pair. Photograph by James Gardner. View full size.

 
 
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