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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Boats & Bridges

Product Launch: 1905

Product Launch: 1905

Circa 1905. "Launching of the Detroit (Detroit Yacht Club)." 8x10 inch glass negative by Lycurgus S. Glover, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Five Across: 1910

Five Across: 1910

1910. "Grade separation under construction, probably upstate New York." Bring the family, and hold onto Junior! Maybe the rail historians out there can pinpoint where we are. 5x7 glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Bonus Army Bivouac: 1932

Bonus Army Bivouac: 1932

Washington, D.C., 1932. "Vacated 'Bonus Army' camp." Burned-out remnants of the Bonus marchers' camp in Anacostia Flats, with gas holders and what looks like a railroad bridge in the distance. And in the foreground, what we suppose might be conduit for the D.C. aqueduct. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Angler-Saxon: 1921

Angler-Saxon: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "Saxon auto and fishing boats." Another automotive brand not long for this earth. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Secretary of War: 1897

Secretary of War: 1897

January 1897. "U.S.S. Brooklyn, First Sergeant, Marine Corps." Our second look at this battleship's typewriters. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Maumee Deepest: 1899

Maumee Deepest: 1899

1899. "Toledo Yacht Club. View from Riverside Park on Maumee River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Shipshape: 1897

Shipshape: 1897

March 16, 1897. "U.S.S. Brooklyn, office of executive officer." Note the ancient typewriter. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 
 
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