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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Railroads

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

New York circa 1903. "Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Read All About It: 1903

Read All About It: 1903

New York circa 1903. "A characteristic sidewalk newsstand." Who can help us date these period periodicals? Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Dream Sequence: 1906

Dream Sequence: 1906

New York circa 1906. "Williamsburg Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn." Shades of Magritte or de Chirico. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Grand Central: 1903

Grand Central: 1903

New York circa 1903. "Grand Central Station and Hotel Manhattan." The coming decade would see the replacement of this structure by the current Grand Central Terminal. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Old King Coal: 1900

Old King Coal: 1900

Scranton, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. "Delaware, Lackawanna and Western R.R. yards." Dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Straight Talk Express: 1915

Straight Talk Express: 1915

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Senate Subway R.R." Somewhere deep in the bowels of the Capitol. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mermaid Queen: 1899

Mermaid Queen: 1899

Los Angeles, California, circa 1899. "The Harbor at San Pedro." A panoramic view made from two Detroit Publishing glass negatives. View full size.

 
 
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