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American Gothic: 1923

American Gothic: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Sherman house, 300 block Third Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Railfan: 1924

Railfan: 1924

June 1924. "Largest electric locomotive and Congressman John C. Schafer." It's that train-lovin' lawmaker from Wisconsin again, this time with a new ride. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Gamers: 1910

Gamers: 1910

February 1910. "A crap game in the paper alley. Rochester, New York." Newsies gotta have some fun, right? Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Lucky Ducks: 1927

Lucky Ducks: 1927

April 21, 1927. "Do ducks swim? Misses Eugenia Dunbar and Mary Moose." The main focus here is of course the horse trough, once a common item of street furniture in many big cities. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Polo Noir: 1908

Polo Noir: 1908

"Polo Team, Durland's Riding Academy, 1908: Cpt. Dr. Fielding Robeson, N.W. Rose, Archer Kinney, Lawrence & Simon Ottinger, Mgr. Trusttum, Gerald & Victor Meyer." 8x10 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Golden Submarine: 1917

Golden Submarine: 1917

August 18, 1917. Racecar driver Barney Oldfield in the cockpit of his Golden Submarine at the Sheepshead Bay "speed carnival" in Brooklyn. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Turn Here: 1910

Turn Here: 1910

"N.Y. playground." Human tetherballs frolicking in East Side Manhattan circa 1910. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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