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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Animals

Consider the Cow: 1924

Consider the Cow: 1924

Sept. 17, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Joseph Hiscox, Agriculture Dept., with exhibit for National Dairy Show in Milwaukee." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Tourist Class: 1906

Tourist Class: 1906

"Unloading cattle from ocean steamer Julia." Traveling steerage circa 1906. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Twitter: 1921

Twitter: 1921

August 3, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Mrs. Jno. W. Clarke." Shown tweeting. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Bear Pits: 1910

The Bear Pits: 1910

Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1910. "The bear pits." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

At the Zoo: 1904

At the Zoo: 1904

New York circa 1904. "The goat carriages, Coney Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pie Town Rodeo: 1940

Pie Town Rodeo: 1940

Sept. 1940. Pie Town, New Mexico. "Tying a ribbon on a calf's tail was one of the feature attractions at the Pie Town Fair rodeo." 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Zoo Poo: 1971

Zoo Poo: 1971

This is a family treasure of sorts. The photo was taken in 1971 at the San Diego Zoo by my grandpa. I think the photo speaks for itself. View full size.

 
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