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

Boats & Bridges

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.

 

Strolling in the Park: 1906

Strolling in the Park: 1906

1906. "Kingston Point Park, Kingston, New York." A grand day out on the Hudson River. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bridge Out: 1935

Bridge Out: 1935

San Francisco, 1935. "Oldsmobile coupe and Golden Gate Bridge under construction." Only two more years and this lady will be able to cross. 8x10 film negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Upward Oldsmobile: 1940

Upward Oldsmobile: 1940

San Francisco, 1940. "Oldsmobile sedan and pedestrians ascending steep grade." With the Palace of Fine Arts and Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. 8x0 film negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Tenn Span: 1907

Tenn Span: 1907

1907. "County bridge, Tennessee River, Chattanooga." The Walnut Street Bridge, now a "linear park" for pedestrians. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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