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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Boats & Bridges

Dry Run: 1943

Dry Run: 1943

March 1943. "Crossing the almost-dry bed of the Canadian River along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Texas." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Priscilla: 1901

Priscilla: 1901

1901. "Steamer Priscilla, Fall River Line." A the time of its launch in 1894, the 1,500-passenger Priscilla was the largest sidewheeler afloat. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Ten Manpower: 1899

Ten Manpower: 1899

        "Pull, oarsmen, pull!"

1899. "A boat crew -- U.S.S. New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Boat Drill: 1899

Boat Drill: 1899
Drill No. 1: "The Difference Between Oars and Sails."

1899. "Boat drill -- U.S.S. New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Tall Ships: 1900

Tall Ships: 1900

Pensacola Bay circa 1900. "Pensacola Harbor, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Marblehead Mariners: 1906

Marblehead Mariners: 1906

Circa 1906. "Harbor from Crocker Park, Marblehead, Massachusetts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Whirly Gig: 1942

Whirly Gig: 1942

"Ship launching in Portland, Maine. The men behind the launchings. High in the cab of a 'whirly crane,' these workers operate the derrick which raises the iron gates and releases water into the dock where ships are built. Eight vessels were put into service in a mass launching on August 16, 1942." 4x5 nitrate negative by Albert Freeman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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