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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Goodbye, Sailor: 1900

Goodbye, Sailor: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Operating room in Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pier Thirteen: 1905

Pier Thirteen: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Piers at foot of Wall Street. Steamship Curityba and sidewheeler Nantasket." Not to mention that fine-looking Colgate wagon. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Texas 2-Irons: 1940

Texas 2-Irons: 1940

March 1940. "Ironing room at FSA migratory labor camp at Sinton, Texas." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Nautical New York: 1900

Nautical New York: 1900

New York City circa 1900. "Shipping at East River docks." More maritime Manhattan. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

West Street Story: 1912

West Street Story: 1912

New York circa 1912. "West Street north from the Battery." An amazing view of the Hudson River piers from the foot of Manhattan centered by the West Street Building, which sustained grave damage a decade ago when the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed; to east is the massive Hudson Terminal, and faintly visible through the haze is the Metropolitan Life tower. Note the ant-like profusion of horse wagons along West Street. This 8x10 glass negative was exposed from the Whitehall Building annex just south of today's Battery Park City and World Financial Center. The view up West Street and 11th Avenue is continued here at the Chelsea Piers. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Portal: 1864

The Portal: 1864

May 1864. "North Anna River, Virginia. Pontoon bridge across North Anna below railroad bridge where a portion of the 2nd Corps under Gen. Hancock crossed, May 23d." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

Bottle Club: 1909

Bottle Club: 1909

November 1909. "Some of night shift waiting to go to work. Cumberland Glass Works, Bridgeton, New Jersey. One boy is 13 years old." And then we have the operator on the left. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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