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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Boats & Bridges

Old North Bridge: 1910

Old North Bridge: 1910

Circa 1910. "Bridge to Revolutionary War monument, Concord, Mass." The Old North Bridge and Daniel Chester French's 1875 statue "The Minute Man." 5x7 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Jumping Jax: 1910

Jumping Jax: 1910

Circa 1910. "Jacksonville, Florida, and St. Johns River." Note the sign for the Dixieland Park ferry. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Thompson's Tug Office: 1908

Thompson's Tug Office: 1908

Port Huron, Michigan, circa 1908. "Steamers at pier." At right, the sidewheeler City of Alpena. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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