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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Kyrie Eleison: 1865

Kyrie Eleison: 1865

April 1865. Petersburg, Virginia. "Dead Federal soldier." Wet plate glass negative, right half of stereo pair, by Thomas Roche. Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Dies Irae: 1865

Dies Irae: 1865

April 3, 1865. Petersburg, Virginia. "Dead Confederate soldier in trenches of Fort Mahone." Wet plate glass negative, left half of stereo pair, by Thomas C. Roche. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Agnus Dei: 1865

Agnus Dei: 1865

April 1865. Petersburg, Virginia. "Dead Confederate soldier." Wet plate glass negative, right half of stereo pair, by Thomas C. Roche. View full size.

 

Lux Aeterna: 1865

Lux Aeterna: 1865

April 3, 1865. Petersburg, Virginia. "Dead Confederate soldier in trenches of Fort Mahone." Wet plate glass negative, right half of stereo pair, by Thomas C. Roche. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Working Girls: 1912

Working Girls: 1912

May 1912. Aragon Mills in Rock Hill, S.C. "Getting a last glimpse of out-doors before going to work at 1 o'clock." View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Clown Hospital: 1923

Clown Hospital: 1923

May 1, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Children's Hospital Circus." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Pete Seeger: 1944

Pete Seeger: 1944

February 1944. Pete Seeger singing at a Valentine's Day party to mark the opening of the United Federal Labor Canteen in Washington. View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Joseph Horne for the Office of War Information.

 
 
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