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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Boats & Bridges

Cherry Street Bridge: 1909

Cherry Street Bridge: 1909

Circa 1909. "Water front -- Toledo, O." The Cherry Street Bridge over the Maumee River. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Motown Riviera: 1906

Motown Riviera: 1906

The Detroit River circa 1906. "Detroit Oak Belting Co. and Michigan Stove Works." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Drink Schlitz: 1900

Drink Schlitz: 1900

September 1, 1900. "Chicago River elevators at Chicago, Illinois." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Baton Noir: 1910

Baton Noir: 1910

Circa 1910. "The levee at Baton Rouge -- sternwheeler Paul Tulane." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Buffalo Dredging: 1905

Buffalo Dredging: 1905

Circa 1905. "Waterworks and Niagara River, Buffalo, N.Y." Panorama made from three 8x10 inch glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Maine Men: 1896

Maine Men: 1896

Circa 1896. "Ship's company, U.S.S. Maine." Two years before the battleship blew up and sank in Havana Harbor, killing most of the crew and precipitating the Spanish-American War. 8x10 glass negative by Edward H. Hart. View full size.

 

Demasted: 1899

Demasted: 1899

August 2, 1899. "Sloop Columbia, steel mast carried away." 8x10 inch glass negative by John S. Johnston, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
 
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