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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

Boats & Bridges

Fire and Ice: 1900

Fire and Ice: 1900

Circa 1900. "Detroit River. Car ferry Michigan Central turning in ice." Our third look at one of these railcar transports. Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

The Big Bang: 1864

The Big Bang: 1864

City Point, Virginia. "Wharves after the explosion of ordnance barges on August 4, 1864." Wet-plate glass negative from photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. View full size.

 

Twin Towers: 1900

Twin Towers: 1900

Circa 1900. "New York from East River." At right we see the dual domes of the 26-story Park Row building, at 391 feet the world's tallest office tower at the turn of the century. Dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Falls City: 1900

Falls City: 1900

Vicksburg, Mississippi, circa 1900. "The levee." And the sternwheeler Falls City. Dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Winter Crossing: 1900

Winter Crossing: 1900

Circa 1900. "Detroit River. Car ferry Michigan Central entering slip." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Over the River: 1930

Over the River: 1930

Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Construction of Memorial Bridge over Potomac River." Acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Badger State: 1900

Badger State: 1900

Buffalo, N.Y., circa 1900. "An old-timer at C.T.T. elevator." The Badger State at the Connecting Terminal grain elevator -- whose loading "leg" was a huge structure on wheels -- on the City Ship Canal, next to the Marine Elevator. View full size.

 
 
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