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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

William & Mary Strong c1880

William & Mary Strong c1880

William & Mary Strong, circa 1880, rural Douglas County Missouri.

1904 Tap Room, San Francisco, California

1904 Tap Room, San Francisco, California

A San Francisco taproom in 1904. View full size.

Bell Telephone Long Lines crew: c. 1929

Bell Telephone Long Lines crew: c. 1929

Taking a break in Harrisburg.

Riverboat "Ellen Hardy"

Riverboat "Ellen Hardy"

Picture of the riverboat Ellen Hardy docked at Prairie du Sac Wisconsin, in 1883.

Woodman Picnic

Woodman Picnic

Image of a street in Rio Wisconsin during the Woodman Picnic, taken on June 12, 1907.

The Mill at Prairie du Sac Wisconsin 1906

The Mill at Prairie du Sac Wisconsin 1906

Waiting for customers at the feed mill in Prairie du Sac Wisconsin, 1906.

The Gray Printing Press: 1890

The Gray Printing Press: 1890

Left to right: Leroy Capen Gray, Leonard Wise Gray, Frank Winfree, William Howard Gray, and William Bailey Gray.

 
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