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Fancy Digs: 1904

Fancy Digs: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Ansonia Apartments." This Beaux-Arts wedding cake, which still stands at Broadway and West 73rd Street, was last glimpsed here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Corps de Ballet: 1912

Corps de Ballet: 1912

"Photos taken during noon hour, October 23rd, 1912, at the Loray Mills, Gastonia, N.C. They said they were working and went in to work. At night I counted over thirty children coming out when the whistle blew, and they seemed to be from ten to twelve years old. The Superintendent was much disturbed over the photos." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Off the Rails: 1862

Off the Rails: 1862

March 1862. "Manassas, Va. Orange & Alexandria Railroad wrecked by retreating Confederates." Wet plate glass negative by George N. Barnard. View full size.

 

Caddyshack: 1908

Caddyshack: 1908

May 1908. Union County, New Jersey. "Golf caddies at Baltusrol." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Old Smyrna: 1936

Old Smyrna: 1936

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1936. "Ruins of monastery, New Smyrna. Mission Atocuimi de Jororo." Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Prince Albert: 1964

Prince Albert: 1964

Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1964. "Boy covered by dirt smoking cigarette with one hand, holding can of tobacco in other." The tobacco-loving Cornett boys started early. Gedney Photographs Collection, Duke University. View full size.

Treasury Ghosts: 1863

Treasury Ghosts: 1863

Washington, D.C., early 1860s. "Treasury Department in Lincoln's time (Cash Room behind the desks)." At least two spectral presences here. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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