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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Horses

Old Baldy: 1863

Old Baldy: 1863

October 1863. "Culpeper, Virginia. Gen. George G. Meade's horse, Baldy." Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Scared of School: 1908

Scared of School: 1908

September 1908. Grafton, West Virginia. "Tipple Boy and Drivers. Maryland Coal Co. mine near Sand Lick. Boy with mule was afraid at first to be in the picture; another boy said he feared we might make him go to school." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Cobb's Hill: 1864

Cobb's Hill: 1864

1864. "Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. Photographer [possibly Mathew Brady, next to the horse] at Butler's signal tower, Cobb's Hill, Appomattox River." Note the cloth-draped darkroom and developing chemicals in bottles on the grass. Wet plate glass negative, half of stereo pair. View full size.

 

Wilderness Campaign: 1864

Wilderness Campaign: 1864

May 1864. "Fredericksburg, Va. Soldiers filling canteens." Photographs from the main Eastern theater of war, Grant's Wilderness Campaign, May-June 1864. Wet plate glass negative, half of stereo pair, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

War and Peace: 1865

War and Peace: 1865

May 1865. "Another artillery unit passing on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Treasury." Wet plate glass negative by Mathew Brady. View full size.

 

Alex Chilton: 1911

Alex Chilton: 1911

1911. "Lt. Alexander W. Chilton, 15th Cavalry." In or around Washington. National Photo Company glass negative. Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Strange Leaf: 1908

Strange Leaf: 1908

May 1, 1908. "Speedway parade. Louis Frank with trotter 'Strange Leaf,' a prize winner." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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