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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Boats & Bridges

Rolling on the River: 1908

Rolling on the River: 1908

The Mississippi River circa 1908. "Steamboat landing and Union Station at St. Paul, Minnesota." Sidewheelers and sternwheelers on view include the Minnesota, Hiawatha, Idler, Wanderer II and F. Weyerhaeuser. View full size.

 

Vertigo: 1959

Vertigo: 1959

May 1, 1959. "Downtown San Francisco -- California Street East Bay vista from Nob Hill." 8x10 inch acetate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Pennsylvania Lines: 1900

Pennsylvania Lines: 1900

Circa 1900. "Anchor Line docks and Penna. R.R. coal & ore docks, Erie, Pennsylvania." Also represented: Cars of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Pleasure: 1901

The Pleasure: 1901

        "The handsome new screw ferry steamer PLEASURE, recently added to the large fleet of excursion steamers in the service of the Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Company. She is to run on the Detroit River, touching at Belle Isle, Windsor, and other summer resorts."

Detroit circa 1901. "Screw ferry excursion steamer Pleasure at Belle Isle ferry dock, Woodward Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Ahoy, Matey: 1925

Ahoy, Matey: 1925

March 14, 1925. New York. "Isabella Fosta, soprano." And traveling companion. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

A Vast Resort: 1895

A Vast Resort: 1895

Hampton Roads, Virginia, circa 1895. "Hygeia Hotel, Old Point Comfort." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Iron Ore on Erie: 1900

Iron Ore on Erie: 1900

Circa 1900. "Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway ore docks, Ashtabula, Ohio." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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