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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

G.G. Bain

Sluggo: 1911

Sluggo: 1911

New York, 1911. Battling "Bat" Nelson (left) and sparring partner, our fourth look at the scrappy lightweight boxing champ. Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Beeswax at 20 Paces

Beeswax at 20 Paces

October 23, 1909. New York. "Dueling with wax bullets." Last seen here. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Overalls Parade: 1920

Overalls Parade: 1920

April 24, 1920. "Overalls parade." A demonstration against profiteering that took its name from the "overall strike," a fad that had people wearing overalls to protest the high price of men's clothing. Bain News Service photo. View full size.

 

Theory & Practice: 1917

Theory & Practice: 1917

New York, 1917. "Helen Campbell." A Hunter College student licensed as a wireless operator during World War I. Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Winter Wonderland: 1915

Winter Wonderland: 1915

Dec. 14, 1915. "New York. Central Park at 72nd Street after blizzard." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Urban Eden: 1908

Urban Eden: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Living on a skyscraper." An apartment building rooftop garden, with a small menagerie. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

What a Dump: 1911

What a Dump: 1911

November 13, 1911. "New York streets during garbage strike." Note ashcans full of actual ashes. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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