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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

Boats & Bridges

Inner Harbor: 1906

Inner Harbor: 1906

1906. "Boston, Massachusetts, from East Boston across Inner Harbor." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

INSPECTION: 1936

INSPECTION: 1936

May 22, 1936. "Warehouse district, Water and Dock Streets, Brooklyn, looking west under Brooklyn Bridge to Lower Manhattan." 8x10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project. View full size.

 

Cobb Cottage: 1900

Cobb Cottage: 1900

Circa 1900. "Nathan Cobb house, a summer cottage, Ormond, Fla." A residence built from materials salvaged from the wrecked schooner Nathan F. Cobb, which capsized and ran aground off Ormond Beach in 1896. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Young Salts: 1900

Young Salts: 1900

The Jersey Shore circa 1900. "Children playing in the surf at Asbury Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Road & Tracks: 1938

Road & Tracks: 1938

January 20, 1938. "San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge under construction. View of track and roadway, lower deck, East Bay. Caltrans, photographer." Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Old Iron Sides: 1907

Old Iron Sides: 1907

Circa 1907. "Cincinnati -- Mount Adams across Ohio River from Covington, Kentucky." With a view of the sternwheeler Iron Sides pushing a coal barge. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Propellers, Etc.: 1925

Propellers, Etc.: 1925

1925. "Western Marine & Salvage Co., Alexandria, Va." Just the place to pick up a salty winch or crusty capstan. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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