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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC, QUÉBEC

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Color Field: 1943

Color Field: 1943

March 1943. "A Southern Pacific freight passing Vaughn, New Mexico. The Santa Fe R.R. crosses the Southern Pacific R.R. at Vaughn." 4x3 inch Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Yosemite Swimmers: 1940

Yosemite Swimmers: 1940

Mariposa County, California, circa 1940. "Yosemite Lodge pool and Falls vista." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Moulin Studios. View full size.

 

On the Brink: 1906

On the Brink: 1906

1906. "North from Brink Wood, Pen Mar Park, Maryland." With William Henry Jackson himself about to go snap. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Signs of Spring: 1926

Signs of Spring: 1926

April 1926. "Polly Freling" is all it says here. Polly enjoys nature, cherry blossoms and walks along (or in) the Tidal Basin. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Gratiot Light: 1901

Gratiot Light: 1901

Circa 1901. "Gratiot Light, Port Huron, Michigan." A great lighthouse on a Great Lake! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lonely Buoy: 1935

Lonely Buoy: 1935

Circa 1935. "Water scenes. Water and Sky I. Made for Mr. Sharpe of Potomac Electric Power Co." 5x7 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Bureaucratic Blizzard: 1935

Bureaucratic Blizzard: 1935

Washington circa 1935. "U.S. Capitol exteriors. Dome of Capitol and park in winter." 5x7 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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