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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

G.G. Bain

Two Trains: 1924

Two Trains: 1924

"Train of 1862 & 1924 Limited - Great Northern." 5x7 glass negative. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Vanderbilt Cup: 1908

Vanderbilt Cup: 1908

Janatzy in the Vanderbilt Cup auto race. Possibly October 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. More posts from the race follow.

 

Stingy Mille

Stingy Mille

"Beggar, New York City." Circa 1912. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Note cryptic graffiti chalked on building.

 

Robertson in Locomobile: 1908

Robertson in Locomobile: 1908

Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race, Robertson in Locomobile on track. October 24, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Vanderbilt Cup: 1908

Vanderbilt Cup: 1908

W.K. Vanderbilt Jr.'s Mercedes at the Vandedrbiilt Cup auto race. October 24, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Zoom in.

Faceless Beggar: 1918

Faceless Beggar: 1918

"Beggar - New York," c. 1918. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Woman Police Concept: 1909

Woman Police Concept: 1909

"Suffragette posed in police uniform to illustrate woman police concept." Cincinnati, Ohio. September 23, 1909. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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