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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Boats & Bridges

Crate & Barrel: 1864

Crate & Barrel: 1864

"City Point, Virginia. Federal headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg, 1864-65. Unloading vessels at landing." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

High Bridge: 1905

High Bridge: 1905

New York circa 1905. "High Bridge and the Speedway looking south." The 1840s aqueduct over the Harlem River, closed since 1970, is reopening next week after a $60 million restoration. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Jax Landing: 1897

Jax Landing: 1897

Florida circa 1897. "Sidewheeler City of Jacksonville at Beresford on the St. Johns." 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Catch of the Day: 1894

Catch of the Day: 1894

1894. "Sport fishing, Palm Beach, Florida. Day's catch." Now where's that frying pan? 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Old Florida: 1897

Old Florida: 1897

Circa 1897. "The sea wall at St. Augustine." Diversions include a "Museum and Menagerie" and "Hot & Cold Sea & Sulphur Water Baths." In the distance, the Castillo de San Marcos. Glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Crossing Guard: 1937

Crossing Guard: 1937

San Francisco, 1937. "Don Lee Oldsmobile on Golden Gate Bridge with police officer." Whose cruiser we can see reflected in the bumper. 8x10 acetate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Compleat Angler: 1901

Compleat Angler: 1901

Circa 1901. "Bridge over the Susquehanna at Pittston, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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