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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Dogs

Engine 15: 1910

Engine 15: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Engine Company No. 15." Ten firemen and their firedog. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Staff Meeting: 1865

Staff Meeting: 1865

July 1865. "Washington, District of Columbia. Brevetted Brigadier General Napoleon Bonaparte McLaughlen (seated, second from right) and staff." Wet collodion glass plate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Mrs. Foote: 1933

Mrs. Foote: 1933

1933. "Mrs. Walter A. Foote, portrait with dog." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Black and White: 1865

Black and White: 1865

March 1865. "City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls' coach dog." View full size

 

Rufus Returns: 1865

Rufus Returns: 1865

May 1865. "City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group." The group is back, slightly rearranged and expanded. Wet-plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Rufus Ingalls: 1865

Rufus Ingalls: 1865

May 1865. "City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group." As chief quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac, Ingalls oversaw the huge supply depot at City Point. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

In My Room: 1966

In My Room: 1966

This is a Kodachrome of my bedroom in Pacifica, California, in November 1966. I was 10 years old, and apparently an unnaturally neat child. That's my stupid dog Blackie on the bed -- Blackie eventually bit a neighbor kid and "got sent to the farm" - I was in college before I figured out that my parents had him put to sleep. They were also like beatniks, so the whole house was covered in that awful seagrass rug stuff that left waffle marks on my feet. My prize possession, one share of McDonnell Aircraft stock, is framed over my desk. That desk, which is now my wife's computer desk, had an elaborate drawing of a Gemini instrument panel on the underside, and I spent hours lying under it, on the overturned Cost Plus chair, pretending I was in orbit. That's a model of a B-57 B-58 bomber on top of the Zenith TV, which had a broken on-off switch and required me to crawl under it and plug it in when I wanted to watch anything. There are a lot of Roy Gallant books on astronomy and space travel on the shelf, and the window looked out on the driveway. I really miss that camel-hair comforter on the bed. View full size.

 
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