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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TO EUROPE THE AMERICAN WAY

G.G. Bain

The President's White

The President's White

The President's 40-horsepower White Model M steam-powered touring car. March 1909. Photographed on the White House grounds in the early days of the Taft administration. In the back is the State Department, now the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Question for the old-car experts: Does each tire really have multiple valve stems?

 

Sea Breeze Jr:: 1915

Sea Breeze Jr:: 1915

Nurse and patient "Sea Breeze Jr." circa 1915. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Probably taken at one of New York's seaside "cottage" hospitals for babies, where plenty of fresh air and sunshine were believed to be therapeutic.

 

Battling Mantell: 1911

Battling Mantell: 1911

The boxer Battling Mantell in November 1911. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. So who can tell us about old Bat? He served in World War I.

 

American Roadster: 1909

American Roadster: 1909

American roadster at the Vanderbilt Cup, 1909. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

A Place in the Sun: 1910

A Place in the Sun: 1910

New York playground c. 1910. View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain collection.

 

Hit the Grit: 1905

Hit the Grit: 1905

Circa 1905. "Tramps fighting on R.R. train -- Get down and hit the grit." Bain News Service reproduction of a Brown Bros. print. View full size.

 

Dark Circus: 1913

Dark Circus: 1913

Preparing for Circus Week at Madison Square Garden, New York. March 21, 1913. 5x7 glass plate negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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