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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Boats & Bridges

The Barge Office: 1900

The Barge Office: 1900

Circa 1900. "Barge Office, New York." Meet you at the Lunch Wagon. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Baby Buggy Parade: 1900

Baby Buggy Parade: 1900

Circa 1900. "Recreation dock (amusement pier), New York." Check your brakes! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

On the Waterfront: 1900

On the Waterfront: 1900

New York City circa 1900. "Shipping at East River docks." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Suwannee Belle: 1959

Suwannee Belle: 1959

January 1959. "Boating on Florida's Suwannee River. Bud and Pat Boyett, with children Vic and Becky, vacationing on their boat near paddlewheeler Belle of Suwannee." Color transparency by Frank Bauman, in our second shot from this assignment for Look magazine. View full size.

Whaleback: 1910

Whaleback: 1910

Circa 1910. "Whaleback barge entering Weitzel Lock, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Longfellow Bridge: 1908

Longfellow Bridge: 1908

Circa 1908. "West Boston Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts." The "Salt-and-Pepper Bridge" over the Charles River. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Gate at Cramp's: 1900

The Gate at Cramp's: 1900

Circa 1900. "The Gate at Cramp's dry dock, Philadelphia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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