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

Ferry Terminal: 1905

Ferry Terminal: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "Pennsylvania Railroad ferry terminal, Market Street." There's a lot going on in this bustling street scene. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ecorse of Course: 1906

Ecorse of Course: 1906

Ecorse, Michigan, circa 1906. "Great Lakes Engineering Works, a portion of the yard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Olds Motor Works: 1908

Olds Motor Works: 1908

Lansing, Michigan, circa 1908. "Olds Motor Works." Home of your great-grandfather's Oldsmobile. Note the OLD MOTOR sign, missing its S. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Detroit: 1905

The Detroit: 1905

The Detroit River circa 1905. "Transfer steamer Detroit." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Lion in the Sand: 1900

A Lion in the Sand: 1900

Continuing our sojourn by the sea: Atlantic City circa 1900. "Sand modelling." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sand in Your Socks: 1905

Sand in Your Socks: 1905

The Jersey Shore circa 1905. "Atlantic City, on the beach." Surf, sand and Steeplechase Pier in the distance. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Dark Passage: 1937

Dark Passage: 1937

Chatham County, Georgia, circa 1937. "Stoddard's Lower Range from Factory [Factors] Walk, River Street, Savannah." Passage through the cotton warehouses built by John Stoddard on the bluffs above the Savannah River in the late 1850s. 8x10 inch safety negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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