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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • PUEBLOS OF THE SOUTHWEST

Boats & Bridges

Palm Beach: 1897

Palm Beach: 1897

Florida circa 1897. "The landing at Palm Beach." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Home Again: 1945

Home Again: 1945

August 6, 1945. "Troops of the 20th Armored Division and units of the 9th Army whoop it up between raindrops as the S.S. John Ericsson nears Pier 84, Hudson River." Photo by Al Ravenna, New York World Telegram & Sun. View full size.

 

Rigged: 1899

Rigged: 1899

        Said to have been the last full-rigged ship built in Massachusetts, the Mary L. Cushing was launched in Newburyport in 1883 by George E. Currier. Registered to Pendleton, Carver & Nichols of Searsport in 1895, and eventually sold into the salmon trade; disappeared from the register in 1907.

— Penobscot Marine Museum

Off Sandy Hook Light circa 1899. "Sailing ship Mary L. Cushing." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Get Over It: 1904

Get Over It: 1904
TURN LIST WAYPOINTS:

    1. River ↱
    2. Woods ↰
    3. Grandmother's house ⛒

1904. "Schell Memorial Bridge over the Connecticut River at East Northfield, Mass." Completed in 1903 and now a barricaded, rusty, vine-covered ruin. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Yanny & Laurel: 1946

Yanny & Laurel: 1946

November 1946. "Women in evening gowns on waterfront. San Juan, Puerto Rico." Medium format color transparency by Toni Frissell. View full size.

 

Michigan Riviera: 1910

Michigan Riviera: 1910

The Detroit River circa 1910. "Detroit waterfront." When Ferry met Sooty. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Fireboat 44: 1905

Fireboat 44: 1905

Boston circa 1905. "Fireboat, Engine No. 44." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

May Avenue Camp: 1939

May Avenue Camp: 1939

July 1939. Oklahoma City. "Shacks, tents, other makeshift shelter in May Avenue camp, which is partially under bridge and adjacent to city dump and hog wallow. Photographs show squalor, filth and vermin in which poverty-stricken inhabitants dwell. Water supplied by shallow wells and water peddler. Piles of rubbish and debris in which children and adults have injured feet. Privies. Families eating food from vegetable dumps, packinghouses and discarded from hospital. Children clothed in gunny sacks. Malnourished babies. Sick people. Cooking, washing, ironing, patching. Improvised chicken coop. Corn patch." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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