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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Horses

Hygeia Hotel: 1895

Hygeia Hotel: 1895

Hampton Roads, Virginia, circa 1895. "Boat landing at Old Point Comfort and Hygeia Hotel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Runaway: 1916

Runaway: 1916

        Runaways -- real ones, calculated to make your hair stand on end -- will be caught by members of the Traffic Squad. -- N.Y. Times

June 24, 1916. "Police show at Sheepshead Bay Speedway -- rescuing woman from runaway horse." A benefit for "widows and orphans of the men whose names are carried on the Honor Roll." 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Major Medical: 1908

Major Medical: 1908

1908. "Post hospital, Fort Oglethorpe, Chickamauga Park, Georgia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

All Are Welcome: 1923

All Are Welcome: 1923

December 29, 1923. "Horse Christmas party, Animal Rescue League." Maybe a few days late for a Christmas party, but then again here we are showing up 92 years after the fact. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Family Cart: 1937

Family Cart: 1937

April 1937. "Scene in Shawneetown, Illinois." Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Upperville: 1947

Upperville: 1947

        "Timothy Mellon is chairman and majority owner of Pan Am Systems, a transportation holding company."    -- Wikipedia

June 17, 1947. "Paul Mellon residence in Upperville, Virginia. Timmie on hobbyhorse." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

The Cardigan Cowboy: 1941

The Cardigan Cowboy: 1941

August 1941. "Cowboy and horse at the Quarter Circle U, Brewster-Arnold Ranch Co. Birney, Montana." Our second visit with this sweater-wearing wrangler. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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