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

Boats & Bridges

Along the Levee: 1904

Along the Levee: 1904

The Ohio River circa 1904. "Along the levee, Cincinnati." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Brooklyn Bridge: 1900

Brooklyn Bridge: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Brooklyn Bridge, East River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Silver Springs: 1902

Silver Springs: 1902

Florida circa 1902. "At Silver Springs on the Ocklawaha." Our second look at the river steamer Metamora of Palatka. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tashmoo Too: 1901

Tashmoo Too: 1901

Detroit circa 1901. "Steamer Tashmoo leaving wharf." Another look at the popular excursion steamer with a capacity crowd of day trippers. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Boats Leave Daily: 1905

Boats Leave Daily: 1905

The Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1905. "The levee at Louisville." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tashmoo Trippers: 1900

Tashmoo Trippers: 1900

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1900. "Excursionists on steamer Tashmoo." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

New York circa 1903. "Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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