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Horses

Twelve Horsepower: 1911

Twelve Horsepower: 1911

"Merchants Transfer & Storage Co., Washington, D.C." In 1911, moving a boiler on D Street within sight of the Capitol with a 12-horse team. Bonus: Many old billboards. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ghosts of New York: 1905

Ghosts of New York: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Marble Collegiate Church, Fifth Avenue." Surrounded by a host of ectoplasmic pedestrians. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Mud and Guts: 1918

Mud and Guts: 1918

Somewhere in Europe circa 1918, from a series of World War I views. "Dead German artilleryman." Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

EH in Love: 1923

EH in Love: 1923

Washington, D.C. "Flood, April 30, 1923." Also some 91-year-old graffiti: "EH L TD." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Gift Horse: 1925

Gift Horse: 1925

May 1925. "Major John G. Quekemeyer, formerly aide-de-camp to General Pershing, with 'Argentina,' a 6-year-old Polo pony given to him by the Minister of War of the Argentine Republic, General Justo. The General presented six ponies while he was in South America." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Pleasant Street: 1906

Pleasant Street: 1906

Malden, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Pleasant Street from Malden Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Table-Hopping: 1923

Table-Hopping: 1923

April 24, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Canadian horseman Jack Prestage on his thoroughbred Tipperary." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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