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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Dogs

Windsor Shades: 1935

Windsor Shades: 1935

1935. King William County, Virginia. "Waterville, vicinity of Sweet Hall." Built by Tidewater planter James Ruffin in 1794 on the Pamunkey River, this home served as a tavern for Ruffin's Ferry. Currently known as Windsor Shades. 8x10 inch safety negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston for the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. One of thousands of large-format images of dilapidated mansions, decaying farmhouses and tipsy cabins recorded by this pioneering photographer as she traveled the South during the Depression, documenting a fast-disappearing inventory of Early American architecture. View full size.

 

Sailing Tailors: 1896

Sailing Tailors: 1896

Aboard the U.S.S. New York circa 1896. "Ship's tailor." The dog is Nick. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Living Large: 1916

Living Large: 1916

New York circa 1916. "Anna Fitziu." The Metropolitan Opera soprano and small entourage. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

ER: 1900

ER: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Stewards and nurses, Brooklyn Navy Yard hospital." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Head Puppy: 1925

Head Puppy: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Mrs. Marion Durphy with 'The Duke of Arlington.'" National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Belgian Gun Crew: 1919

Belgian Gun Crew: 1919

I believe this was for publicity purposes during the Fifth Liberty Loan drive of 1919 taken in Washington D.C. The Belgians used dogs frequently in WWI to pull their machine gun units. View full size.

Washington Cadillac: 1926

Washington Cadillac: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Washington Cadillac Co." A fancy touring car doing its best to keep us from finding out about the "101 Ranch Real Wild West" show. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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