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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

Horses

Prairie Schooner: 1915

Prairie Schooner: 1915

March 1915. "San Francisco by wagon from Staten Island, New York." Three guys and a dog and their two-horsepower hybrid in Washington, taking the Overland Trail west. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Rabbit Jump: 1916

Rabbit Jump: 1916

Washington, 1916. "Horse shows. Ralph Coffin jumping his horse over Sylvanus Stokes's Rolls-Royce on Rabbit." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Bloodbath on Wall Street: 1920

Bloodbath on Wall Street: 1920

"Wall Street bomb." Aftermath of the explosion that killed dozens of people in New York's financial district on September 16, 1920, when a horse wagon loaded with dynamite and iron sash weights blew up in front of the J.P. Morgan bank at 23 Wall Street. The attack, which was attributed to Italian anarchists, was never solved. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Where's the Fire: 1914

Where's the Fire: 1914

Washington, D.C., circa 1914. "Three-horse team pulling water tower." A fire truck racing past the Tea Cup Inn on F Street. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Nate Greene: 1918

Nate Greene: 1918

"Greene statue circa 1918." Henry Kirke Brown's bronze of the Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene, in a Washington, D.C., park or square whose name we can't quite remember. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Horse Show: 1909

Horse Show: 1909

November 1909. The 25th annual National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, in one of those ultra-detailed yet otherworldly views so characteristic of large-format glass negatives (8x10 inches here). View full size.

 

Express Strike: 1910

Express Strike: 1910

"Express Strike, New York City." In 1910, wagon drivers for Adams Express, American Express, Wells Fargo and other delivery companies went on strike, leading to riots and rock-throwing when the strike-breakers were called in. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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