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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

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Down to Belen: 1943

Down to Belen: 1943

March 1943. "Belen, New Mexico. Going across the Rio Grande River Valley on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R.R. between Vaughn and Belen, New Mexico. There is a drop of over 1600 feet in elevation." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Georgetown: 1901

Georgetown: 1901

"Clear Creek Cañon." Georgetown, Colorado, circa 1901. Famous for the Georgetown Loop, a narrow-gauge railroad visible in the distance. 8x10 glass plate by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Picturesque Paterson: 1901

Picturesque Paterson: 1901

Circa 1901. "Paterson, New Jersey, from Reservoir Park." Garden spot of the Garden State. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Chattanooga: 1900

Chattanooga: 1900

Colorado circa 1900. "Mining camp at Chattanooga on Mineral Creek." 8x10 glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

High Rock: 1903

High Rock: 1903

Circa 1903. "High Rock Observatory near Pen Mar Park, Maryland." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Big Dapple: 1906

The Big Dapple: 1906

Oneida County, New York, circa 1906. "Summit Park at Oriskany, near Utica." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Crawford Notch: 1900

Crawford Notch: 1900

New Hampshire circa 1900. "Crawford Notch from Mount Willard, White Mountains." And on the horizon, the Grayscale Range. View full size.

 
 
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